"AMERICAN" (American Tool Works) 12" Lathe. Two Catalogs showing the lathe as it developed from the 1920s to the 1930s range. 8 pages
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Manuals for Model: 12-inch
Atlas Lathes Catalogue No. 5993-1 with the 6" and 12" New Model lathes having the changed apron control; circa 1967: 16 pages.
Hendey 12", 14", 16", 18", 20" and 24" 12 and 16-speed, geared-head lathes from the 1940s. Two Sales and Technical Specification Catalogs. 20 pages. £20
Logan "Powermatic" lathes. late Catalogue showing the final production machines in screwcutting and turret types. A detailed and well-illustrated catalogue. 34 pages
Atlas - Craftsman12-inch Lathe Late Model - Post 1957: These had various Model Numbers starting with "39" and including: 3950, 3965, 3975, 3980, 3981, 3982, 3983, 3985, 3986, 3996, 3720, 3990, 3991, 3995, 3975.
The Craftsman version (in all respects identical to the Atlas) were usually marked: 101.28990, 101.28950, 101.28910, 101.28940 or a similar 101.289** number including: 101.2758, 101.2759, 101.2895N, 101.2893N, 101.2894N, 101.2897N, 101.28990, 101.28991N and 101.28993N2.
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.
Butler 8-inch and 12-inch Precision Slotters. Erecting, Maintenance, Operating Manual. Includes a copy of a sectional drawing for the table (in sections on A4 paper) and the maker's comprehensive Sales and Specification catalogue.
Butler 8-inch and 12-inch Precision Slotter. Sectional Drawings of the Table Assembly.
Burdett Vertical Slotting Machines 8", 10" and 12": Instruction Manual and Dividing Tables.
CRAFTSMAN 12-inch LATHES - this was a re-badged Atlas 10-inch (with changes to the changewheel drive and an increased centre height*) - as seen and described on this page: http://www.lathes.co.uk/craftsman/page2.html
CRAFTSMAN 12-inch LATHES late model from 1958 onwards - this model was identical to the Atlas 12-inch and sometimes labelled as the "Commercial". It is found with the following Model Numbers (the suffix digits indicating some slight differences in specification, motor size, etc): 101.2890, 101.28900, 101.28950, 101.28910, 101.28940, 101.2758, 101.2759, 101.2895N, 101.2893N, 101.2894N, 101.28970, 101.28980, 101.2897N, 101.28990, 101.28991N and 101.28993N2, etc. Pictures and details can be found here in an article by myself:
De-Hydraulic Slotter 12-inch and 36-inch stroke Models. Installation, Operator's Instruction and Service Manual with Parts as Sectional Drawings. Includes an electrical schematic.
De-Hydraulic 12-inch Shaper. Installation, Operator's Instruction and Service Manual with Parts as Sectional Drawings. Includes a wiring diagram.
Fortis (a re-badged Clausing) 100 Series and 4800 Series "12-inch" (6-inch centre height) Lathes. Three Instruction and an Illustrated Parts Manual (with detailed Cross Sectional Drawings and exploded illustrations) that cover all variants of these early lathes from the 100 Model of 1938 to the renamed machine (Series 4800) of 1952 - and to the last versions made in 1964. Includes an additional 36 pages of Clausing Sales, Specification and Accessories literature and a copy of the rare Fortis Sales and Specification Catalogue.
Gleason 12-inch Straight Bevel Gear Generator. Operating Instructions and Service Manual with Parts as Exploded Photographic Plates.
Gleason Nc/75 Ratio of Roll and Compound Change Gear Tables and Tables of Ratios and their Reciprocals for the following machines: 15" Spiral Bevel Generator, 15" Hypoid Generator, No. 16 Hypoid Generator, 25" Spiral Bevel Generator, 25" Hypoid Generator, No. 26 Hypoid Generator, No. 16 Hypoid Rougher, No. 26 Hypoid Rougher, 12" Straight Bevel Generator, No. 14 Straight Bevel Generator,No. 24 Straight Bevel Generator, 25" Straight Bevel Generator and No. 28 Hypoid Generator.
Hendey Lathe Operator's Instruction Manual for the No.1 12-inch General Purpose Lathe.
HARRISON Lathes Models 12-inch and 13-inch swing L6 Mk. 3 - also badged as the 155 and 165 and distinguishable from earlier models by a flat front face to the headstock a long, single upward pointing handle on the face and two spindle-speed change levers on the top, a third control shaft control rod below the leadscrew and power-feeds shaft, a screwcutting gearbox with a sliding selector control that indexed into a row of holes. The gearbox had either two thumb lever along the top edge (English threading) or three thumb levers (metric version).
Naerok 12" swing wood lathe Type WL12037. Operator's Instruction Book, Exploded Component Parts List and electrical diagram.
Payne 12-inch and 14-inch High-precision "Lapmaster". Instruction Manual with an Electrical Schematic,
Pratt and Whitney Model C 12-inch Lathe. Screwcutting Engine Lathe Operator's Instruction Manual.
This collection consists of all the catalogues in our collection that we have by Rockford. There were no manuals for these early machines but these catalogues (circa 1900) include various dimensions and other technical specifications.
Includes information on:
- Hand Millers No. 2 and 3
- Plain Miller No. 1
- Light Universal Miller No. 2
- Heavy Duty Universal Miller No. 2C
- Economy Lathes 12, 14, 18 and 22-inch
Sheldon 12-inch Shaper. Parts Manual as Exploded Diagrams showing the machine's detailed construction. Includes a copy of the maker's Sales and Specification Catalogue.
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.
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 12" Tilting Arbor Sawbench. Instruction Manual and Spares as Exploded Component Drawings including the Sliding Table Attachment Accessory Parts List and assembly Instructions with Electrical Diagram.
Wadkin AGS 12" Tilting Arbor Sawbench. Instruction Manual.
Wadkin BAO 12" Roller Feed Planer & Thicknesser. Instruction Manual.
Wadkin BAO/S 12" Roller Feed Planer & Thicknesser. Instruction Manual.
Wadkin BFT 12-inch Hand Feed Planer. Operating Manual, Maintenance Manual and Parts List Book with Electrical Diagram.
Wadkin BGS 12" Sliding Table Dimension Saw. Instruction Manual.
Wadkin FD 12" Planing & Moulding Machine. Operation & Maintenance Manual.
O160D OMT (Optical Measuring Tools Ltd.) Optical Rotary Tables and Projection Type Optical Rotray Table. Three detailed and well illustrated Sales and Technical Specification Catalogues.
16 pages. £38
Rockford (Rockford Lathe & Drill Company) Catalog 1920: 12-inch, 14-inch, 18-inch & 22-inch lathes. 7 pages.
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
Worcester 2-inch and 14-inch Lathes. 4 pages