Colchester Lathes - pre-1948 there were no proper manuals for pre-1948 Colchester lathes - but we can offer an interesting set of early Catalogues for the Bantam, Master, Triumph and Mascot from the late 1920s to early 1950s. These show all versions of the open flat-belt drive and geared-headstock types.
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Manuals for Model: Master
COLCHESTER LATHES - A full set of very early Catalogues for the Bantam, Master, Triumph and Mascot from the late 1920s to early 1950s. These show both the open flat-belt drive and geared-headstock types. 40 pages.
COLCHESTER MASTER 6-inch 1920s and 1930s Flat-belt Drive Model. Sales & Technical Specification Catalogue. Please note the full technical data pack shown below.
Colchester Master 6-inch 1930s to mid-1940s Geared-head Model. A collection of contemporary Sales & Technical Specification Sheets showing the Changewheel and Screwcutting-gearbox versions. 16 pages.
COLCHESTER MASTER 6.5-inch mid-1940s to early 1950s Geared-head Model. 2 Sales & Technical Specification Catalogues. 8 pages.
Clausing 13-inch Lathe Models 8010, 8011, 8012, 8013. Instruction and Maintenance Manual and Exploded-diagrams Parts Manual. These lathes were sold in the UK as the Colchester Student and Master in Mk 1 and Mk. 2 versions. See: http://www.lathes.co.uk/colchester/page2.html
Clausing 13” Models 8014, 8015, 8016, 8017. Instruction and Maintenance Manual and Parts Manual as Exploded Component Diagrams. This lathe was sold in the UK as the Colchester Master 2500.
Colchester Master Early Lathes (1930s to early 1950s with an cast-iron plinth under headstock and a leg under the tailstock end). Unfortunately data published by the Company for their early lathes was either non existent or skimpy - and information about early Colchester Master lathes (before about 1953/4) has been difficult to find. No proper handbook was published until a small A5 edition, complete with a photographic parts list, of the late 1940s.
Colchester Student, Master and Dominion Lathes Mk 1 and "Mk. 1½" (and other versions, etc). Round-headstock model but with either a "sliding-lever" on the apron that lifts into either one of two slots to engage the power feeds - or with a single, centrally-mounted round control lever. The differences between Mk.
Colchester Student 1800 and Master 1800 Lathes. Instruction and Maintenance Manual and Illustrated Parts Manual as exploded diagrams and Electrical Diagrams. (Includes Additional French and German language section) This manual is also suitable for the "Liberty 1300".
Colchester Master -Student 2500 - older model. Easily recognised by the spindle speed controls on the face of the head in the form of a large coloured dial with two concentric paddle controls. Instruction and Maintenance Manual and Illustrated Parts Manual as exploded diagrams and Electrical Diagrams. English, French and German text. This lathe can be seen here
Colchester Master VS 3250 (Variable-speed drive) Large Operation & Maintenance Manual with Parts Manual as Sectional Drawings. Includes two electrical schematics and electrical fault-finding guide for the spindle drive. This lathe is the same as the Harrison V350
Carroll-Jamieson Master Model GH Engine Lathe: Operator's Instruction and Maintenance Manual with Parts List as Photographs. Includes a copy of the Sales & Specification Catalog and Price Lists.