Model: 12-inch

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Manuals for Model: 12-inch

Print code: A18B

"AMERICAN" (American Tool Works) 12" Lathe. Two Catalogs showing the lathe as it developed from the 1920s to the 1930s range with both flat-belt drive and geared-head models covered. 8 pages

Print code: A840N

Atlas Lathes Catalogue No. 5993-1 with the 6" and 12" New Model lathes having the changed apron control; circa 1967: 16 pages.

Print code: H237J

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

Print code: L390D

Logan "Powermatic" lathes. late Catalogue showing the final production machines in screwcutting and turret types. A detailed and well-illustrated catalogue. 34 pages

Print code: M600A

Mitchell earlier 10.5 & 12.5-inch all-geared-head lathes. Sales & Specification Catalogue. 2 pages

Print code: MA734

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.

Print code: MA744

ATLAS Lathes Accessories. A set of separate sheets originally published separately covering the:
1) Taper-turning Attachment (No. 6822) Mounting and Operating Manual and Parts Illustrations.
2) Follower Rest (Travelling Steady)Mounting and Operating Manual and Parts Illustrations.
3) Steady Rest (Fixed Steady) Follower Rest (No. 6820) Mounting and Operating Manual and Parts Illustrations.
4) Carriage Micrometer Stop (No. 6810) Mounting and Operating Manual.

Print code: MB850K

Butler 8-inch and 12-inch Precision Slotters. Erecting, Maintenance, Operating Manual. Includes a copy of a sectional drawing for the table (in several sections on A4 paper) and the maker's comprehensive Sales and Specification Catalogue.

Print code: MB850KD

Butler 8-inch and 12-inch Precision Slotter. Sectional Drawings of the Table Assembly in sections from one large sheet and printed enlraged to A3.

Print code: MB900

Burdett Vertical Slotting Machines 8", 10" and 12": Instruction Manual and Dividing Tables.

Print code: MC500G

Craftsman 12-inch and Atlas 10-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.

Print code: MC500H

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:

Print code: MD290

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.

Print code: MD290C

De-Hydraulic 12-inch Shaper. Installation, Operator's Instruction and Service Manual with Parts as Sectional Drawings. Includes a wiring diagram.

Print code: MF85

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.

Print code: MH360AA

Hendey Lathe Operator's Instruction Manual for the No.1 12-inch General Purpose Lathe.

Print code: MHL13

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).

Print code: ML16B

Lapmaster 12-inch, 24-inch & 36-inch High-precision Lapping Machines. Instruction Manual with an Electrical Schematic. The pack also includes a copy of the maker's very useful General Guide to Using Lapping Machines; five separate Instruction Sheets on How to Use the Lapmaster Flatness Control Chart (with drawings) and two copies of the maker's All-models Sales, Technical Specification and Accessories Catalogues - one from the original American manufacturer and another from the licenced British maker.

Print code: MN220B

Naerok 12" swing wood lathe Type WL12037. Operator's Instruction Book, Exploded Component Parts List and electrical diagram.

Print code: MP260C

Pratt and Whitney Model C 12-inch Lathe. Screwcutting Engine Lathe Operator's Instruction Manual.

Print code: MR2334Z

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
Print code: MS526H

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.

Print code: MS850

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.

Print code: MV200

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.

Print code: MW390

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.

Print code: MW5122

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.

Print code: MW5126

Wadkin AGS 12" Tilting Arbor Sawbench. Instruction Manual.

Print code: MW5132

Wadkin BAO 12" Roller Feed Planer & Thicknesser. Instruction Manual.

Print code: MW5134

Wadkin BAO/S 12" Roller Feed Planer & Thicknesser. Instruction Manual.

Print code: MW5147

Wadkin BFT 12-inch Hand Feed Planer. Operating Manual, Maintenance Manual and Parts List Book with Electrical Diagram.

Print code: MW5149

Wadkin BGS 12" Sliding Table Dimension Saw. Instruction Manual.

Print code: MW5207

Wadkin FD 12" Planing & Moulding Machine. Operation & Maintenance Manual.

Print code: R234D

Rockford (Rockford Lathe & Drill Company) Catalog 1920: 12-inch, 14-inch, 18-inch & 22-inch lathes. 7 pages.

Print code: S154C

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:

Print code: W102

Worcester 2-inch and 14-inch Lathes. 4 pages