Atlas 10-inch Lathe (and Craftsman 12-inch lathes) pre-1957: While the lathe remained basically the same for many years, with identical major components, various specifications were available with Model Numbers that included, over the years: 10-F, 10-D, TA36, TA42, TA48, TA54, TH36, TH42, TH48, TH54, TV36, TV42, TV48, TV54, H36, H42, H48, H54, V36, V42, V48, V54, QC42, QC54, etc. Also covers the UK-made Sphere, Halifax and Acorntools versions.
This page displays all the content on the website associated with the '10-inch' model. Numeric models include all prefixes, such as 'Number', 'Mark', 'Size' etc.
Manuals for Model: 10-inch
Champion Blower Forge Lathes. Sales sheets for the 9-inch, 10-inch, 13-inch and 16-inch models from the 1920s. 4 pages.
LOGAN (USA) Lathes and Accessories: Two interesting, very early (1943) Parts Manuals and a Catalogue with complete details of the first 10-inch lathe in bench, stand and turret form. Includes fine plate photographs and, unusually, one of the Parts Manual is in the form of Sectional Drawings (the other as exploded-component drawings. Other interesting, early Logan Sales and Technical Specification Literature is included. 83 pages.
Acorntools (Atlas) 10-inch lathe: A complete data pack of information (including all-known literature) that covers all models, from the first to last. It includes:
The first manual for the original 10-inch Atlas did not include the screwcutting data - but later editions did, the makers including card inserts to allow the chapter to be included later. To make up for this I can supply the extensive thread-cutting instructions and dedicated charts from what was known as the 61-page "Supplementary Screwcutting Instruction Booklet".
Atlas 10-inch Screwcutting Gearbox Instructions. These are the instructions provided when a customer bought the screwcutting gearbox to fit to a changewheel-equipped standard lathe. Comprehensive 72-page Special Edition listing all the setting for standard, metric and odd threads and feeds. Includes a copy of the maker's Sales and Specification and Specification Catalog for the Gearbox-equipped Atlas. To check the price in US dollars visit: http://www.xe.com/currencyconverter/
Atlas 10-inch F and D type Lathe. Separate Parts Manual as exploded component diagrams and a basic threading chart.
Atlas Lathe "Pickomatic" Screwcutting Attalchment. 79-page Manual for the 10-inch F and D type Lathe. Complete Installation and Operator's Instruction Manual with extensive charts giving threads and feed rates for every possible combination of gears and including threads not listed on the lathe. Exploded components diagrams. Plus a copy of the Pick-O-Matic lathes Sales and Specification and Specification and Accessories catalogue
Atlas - Craftsman Extra Manuals, the Complete Set: Toolpost Grinder; Replace Split Nuts; Taper Turning Model 700, Taper Turning Model 6822 (760); Spindle & Backgear Removal; Carriage Stop; Machine Vise; Steady Rest and Levelling the Bed - data for both the 10-inch Atals and 12-inch Craftsman models.
Burdett Vertical Slotting Machines 8", 10" and 12": Instruction Manual and Dividing Tables.
Delta Rockwell 10-inch Lathe (Rockwell) Instruction Book, Maintenance Manual and Exploded Parts Diagrams. Includes pictures of the frequently-damaged screwcutting and lubrication charts, a number of useful and well-illustrated dismantling procedures and a copy of the Maker's Sales & Specification and Accessories Catalog.
Delta Double-ended 10-inch Grinder. Instruction Book and Parts as Sectional Drawing.
Delta 10-inch Contractors Saw Limited Edition. Model 36-426. Instruction Manual and Parts List as exploded Component Diagrams.
Delta 10-inch Contractors Saw with 30" Unifence. Model 34-445. Instruction Manual and Parts List as exploded Component Diagrams.
Delta 10-inch Right Tilting Arbor Saw (and Special Edition Unisaw). Model CS-4K-14. Instruction Manual and Parts List as exploded Component Diagrams.
Delta 10-inch Table Saw. Model 36-550. Instruction Manual and Parts List as exploded Component Diagrams.
Delta 10-inch Double-ended Grinder. Instructions, Electrical Diagrams and Parts.
Halifax (Atlas) 10-inch lathe:
A complete data pack of information (including all-known literature) that covers all models, from the first to last. It includes:
1) A comprehensive Owner's Manual with over 248 pages that contains detailed operating instructions for the lathe and its accessories together with maintenance and lubrication instructions - it's probably the best instruction book ever produced by a lathe manufacturer.
2) Extensive thread-cutting instructions and dedicated charts from the larger 61-page "supplementary" Screwcutting Instruction Booklet.
Landis Type C 6", 10" & 14" Plain (cylindrical) Grinders. Operator's Instruction Manual.
Rex Hacksaw "Six-and-a-half M", 7.5", 10", 12" single-speed and 12" two-speed. Includes two very detailed and well-illustrated sales and specification catalogues for the Models 6-and-one-half M and the 7.5-inch and 10-inch models together with a two-page guide to the Automatic Blade Relief Action and "Instructions for Clearing an Airlock", two sales sheets for the 12-inch single and two-speed models and one for the "Junior" Model.
Sheldon 10-inch L and XL (and many variants) later-type model on an Underdrive stand (either full-length sheet-steel or cast-iron pedestal type), V-belt transmission a screwcutting gearbox with a single selector lever on the front face as sold from the 1940s to early 1950s under various designations.
Sheldon 10-inch L and XL later-type model with Underdrive Stand , V-belt transmission and a two-lever gearbox as sold 1950s to 1970s under various designations. Operator's Instruction and Maintenance Manual and Illustrated Parts Manual as Exploded Component Drawings. Contains an Electrical Schematic and a comprehensive, 24-page sales, technical Specification & Accessories Catalogue..
Unfortunately a proper handbook was never produced for early flat-belt drive Sheldon lathes with 9-inch, 10-inch and 11-inch swings - but we can offer a complete "data pack" that gives all the information known about this model (Pictures of this type here: http://www.lathes.co.uk/sheldon/page5.html) It consists of: - "Care & Operation of a Lathe" by Sheldon - the large and well-illustrated Sheldon Sales, Accessories and Technical Specification Catalogue of the late 1930s and 1940s - a copy of the handbook for the
SHELDON 10-inch L and XL later-type lathes mounted on an underdrive stand constructed from either braced sheet-steel or cast iron that held either an ordinary V-belt transmission or a rather complex variable-speed drive.The lathe was current from the early 1950s to the 1970s and sold under various Model designations.Screwcutting was by a gearbox with two sliding levers instead of the single lever of the previous model. A complete 110-page Data Pack including: Operation & Maintenance Manual and Illustrated Parts Manual as Exploded Component Drawings.
SOUTH BEND 9-inch and 10-inch "10K" lathes and also useful with clones such as the Ace, Blomqvist, Hercus, Joinville, Moody, Purcell, Sanches Blanes, Sheraton, Storebro, UFP, Boffelli & Finazzi, Demco, NSTC, Select (Lin Huan) and Parkanson. The very best Manual for these lathe is the one produced in England for the South Bend clone made by Boxford. Unlike the South Bend book "How to Run a Lathe" this 170-page edition concentrates in detail on the 9-inch lathe.
South Bend 10", 13", 141/2" and 16" to 24" Lathes (including the Heavy 10): Detailed Maintenance Manual and Parts Manual. This version contains the highly-detailed and useful headstock bearing and backgear adjustment instructions.
Sphere (Atlas) 10-inch LATHE: A complete data pack of information (including all-known literature) that covers all models, from the first to last. It includes: 1) A comprehensive Owner's Manual with over 248 pages that contains detailed operating instructions for the lathe and its accessories together with maintenance and lubrication instructions - it's probably the best instruction book ever produced by a lathe manufacturer. 2) Extensive thread-cutting instructions and dedicated charts from the larger 61-page "supplementary" Screwcutting Instruction Booklet.
STANDARD MODERN 10-inch Lathe. We don't have the specific manual but the "10-inch" is very similar to the Series 2000 11" model (the 10" measurement is conservative) with the main difference appearing to be that the headstock and tailstock are rounded rather than angular in appearance - and generally less "modern" looking. Model 2000 was also made with two centre heights: 11-inches and 13-inches. The manual I have is marked for the 11-inch - but it has also been found to cover the 10-inch and 13-inch models.
Velox (Elliott and Gates) Hacksawing Machines 7.5", 10" and 12". Operator's Instruction and Maintenance Manual and Parts Manual as Exploded Component Drawings. Includes 4 copies of the maker's Sales & Technical Specification catalogues.
Wicksteed Hacksaws: Due to the difficulty of identifying exact models all the literature for these machines had been combined in one publication. It comprises: "Econocut" Hacksaw: Operator's Instruction Manual and Parts as Sectional Drawings + Wicksteed Saws 6", 8", 10", 12", 14" and 16" + a Combined Manual and Parts List (with some Sectional Drawings) for the "Hydromatic" (including Bar Feed) "Hydraulic Resistance" and "Standard" 8-inch Models + Wicksteed 8-inch Metal Saw Instruction Manual and Parts Manual as Component Drawings and some Sectional Diagrams.
Wadkin-Bursgreen AGS 10" Tilting Arbor Sawbench. Instruction Manual and Spares as Exploded Component Drawings with Electrical Diagram.
Wadkin AGS 10" Tilting Arbor Sawbench. Instruction Manual.
Sebastian Bench Lathes 10" & 12" with both Geared Headstock and Cone Headstock Drives. Sales & Technical Specification Catalogue circa 1940. 4 pages
For other Sebastian literature see: https://store.lathes.co.uk/sebastian
For Sale: Sphere 5" x 24" backgeared and screwcutting lathe with power cross feed. English-manufactured, this lathe was based on the Atlas 10" and allows large jobs to be accommodated on a very compact footprint.