Sheldon 10-inch L and XL (and many variants) later-type model on an Underdrive stand (either full-length sheet-steel or cast-iron pedestal type), V-belt transmission a screwcutting gearbox with a single selector lever on the front face as sold from the 1940s to early 1950s under various designations. Operator's Instruction and Maintenance Manual and Illustrated Parts Manual as Exploded Component Drawings. Contains an Electrical Schematic.
Manuals and Catalogues
Sheldon 10-inch L and XL later-type model with Underdrive Stand , V-belt transmission and a two-lever gearbox as sold 1950s to 1970s under various designations. Operator's Instruction and Maintenance Manual and Illustrated Parts Manual as Exploded Component Drawings. Contains an Electrical Schematic.
Sheldon "The Care and Operation of a Lathe" A detailed 105 page small-format Manual showing how to use a Sheldon lathe and intended for the Company's pre-WW2 models. It contains much useful information about the correct handling of these older machines.
Unfortunately a proper handbook was never produced for the early flat-belt drive Sheldon but we can offer a complete "data pack" that gives all the information known about this model (Pictures of this type here: http://www.lathes.co.uk/sheldon/page5.html) It consists of: - "Care & Operation of a Lathe" by Sheldon - the large and well-illustrated Sheldon Sales, Accessories and Technical Specification Catalogue of the late 1930s and early 1940s - a copy of the handbook for the later L and XL 10-inch lathes.
SHELDON 10-inch L and XL later-type model mounted on an underdrive, braced sheet-metal stand, holding either an ordinary V-belt transmission or a rather complex variable-speed drive.The lathe was current from the early 1950s to the 1970s and sold under various Model designations.Screwcutting was by a gearbox with two sliding levers instead of the single lever of the previous model
SHELDON Newer Series S and M 11-inch and 13-inch Lathes. Basic "Setting-up" Instructions, Spindle Dismantling, Metric Screwcutting Instructions, Parts as Exploded Component Drawings and a detailed, full-range Sheldon Sales, Specification and Accessories catalogue.
Sheldon M 13-inch Series Lathe Illustrated Parts Manual.
Sheldon R13 and R15 Lathe Instruction, Maintenance, Lubrication Manual and Exploded Parts' Lists.
Sheldon S-56 (underdrive) and KS (overhead drive) Older 11" Lathe Illustrated Parts Manual.
Sheldon (Vernon) Horizontal Miller. Illustrated Parts Manual and Users Tips.
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.
Vernon / Sheldon Vertical Miller. Unfortunately there never seems to have been a proper user's manual for this machine. However, we can offer two well-illustrated Sales Folders giving full details of the machine and its accessories.
Sheldon (USA) Very detailed, well-illustrated and superbly produced whole-range catalog showing Sheldon lathes and their accessories as they were produced from the mid 1930s to the mid 1940s.
SHELDON Lathes and millers. Whole Range Lathe, Millers & Accessories Catalogue 1955. Detailed and well-illustrated edition. 24 pages
VERNON (and "Sheldon/Vernon") Vertical Miller and Jig Borer. Two Sales Folders giving full details of the machine and its accessories. Very rare. 8 pages.