Portass Lathes: no manuals were ever issued but there is an interesting collection of (rare) Sales & Technical Specification Sheets, Individual Machine Catalogues, Illustrations, Accessories and "Letters of Recommendation" available: X.L., Mark V, Model X. Dreadnought (several versions including the 5-inch), Model S (several versions), Model 21/8", Model-de-Lux 21./8", Model Super, Heavy-duty 4-inch, Milling & Drilling Attachment, Lathes as supplied for branding as Zyto (etc.), shapers, 4-inch wood lathe, etc.
For Sale & Wanted
Portass backgeared lathe around 3” x10” with backgear and mounted on a cast-iron treadle stand. This early example of the classic Portass lathe has never been motorised and consequently is in remarkable good, original condition.