Purcell (South Bend Copy). By far the best Manual for this lathe is the one produced by Denford Tools for the original Boxford lathe. A few mechanical details are different but the operating procedures are identical. It contains a complete 136-page set of information for all models of belt-drive Boxford lathe from the earliest to the last made.
Manuals and Catalogues
Purcell "New Visby" 17-26 Lathe Mk.3 (Please note: this has a headstock of angular appearance with a flat top as distinct from the Mk.1 and Mk.2 lathes which have a rounded profile). Operator's Instruction and Maintenance Manual with Electrical Schematic and Headstock shown as Exploded Component Parts. Includes a copy of the maker's detailed and well illustrated Sales, Specification Catalogue.
PURCELL Comprehensive Catalogue Collection covering the: Visby, New Visby in Mk. 1, Mk. 2 and Mk. 3 types, conehead (belt-drive) and geared-head versions, Heavy-duty 10.5 and 12.5 industrial lathes and the 4.5-inch centre height South Bend Clone. 56 pages
Changewheels (and metric to inch and inch to metric transposing gears) to fit Boxford and other South Bend 9-inch Clones (e.g. Ace, Hercus, Purcell, Smart...