Manuals and Catalogues

Print code: MS51

SHAPER WORK - Work on the Shaping machine - a complete, highly detailed and well-illustrated 333-page book on how to use and get the best from any shaper. Titled: "For Beginners in Machine Shop Practice" it features a larger machine - but the methods and principles involved apply to all makes and types. This is the very best manual on shaper work ever published. A very heavy publication, bound in two volumes and printed on a heavy, high-quality 120g paper


Print code: MS525B

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.

Print code: MS525BT

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 and a comprehensive, 24-page sales, technical Specification & Accessories Catalogue..

Print code: MS526

Sheldon "The Care and Operation of a Lathe" A detailed, 105-page 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. See below for a complete data pack for these lathes.

Print code: MS526A

Unfortunately a proper handbook was never produced for early flat-belt drive Sheldon lathes with 9-inch, 10-inch and 11-inch swings - but we can offer a complete "data pack" that gives all the information known about this model (Pictures of this type here: 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 1940s - a copy of the handbook for the

Print code: MS526BT

SHELDON 10-inch L and XL later-type lathes mounted on an underdrive stand constructed from either braced sheet-steel or cast iron that held 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. A complete 110-page Data Pack including: Operation & Maintenance Manual and Illustrated Parts Manual as Exploded Component Drawings.

Print code: MS526C

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.

Print code: MS526D

Sheldon M 13-inch Series Lathe Illustrated Parts Manual.

Print code: MS526E

Sheldon R13 and R15 Lathe Instruction, Maintenance, Lubrication Manual and Exploded Parts' Lists.

Print code: MS526F

Sheldon S-56 (underdrive) and KS (overhead drive) Older 11" Lathe Illustrated Parts Manual.

Print code: MS526G

Sheldon (Vernon) Horizontal Miller. Illustrated Parts Manual and Basic Operation Instructions. Two editions of the parts are inclued, one with basic operator's instructions.

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: MV212

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.

Print code: S170

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.

Print code: S170D

SHELDON Lathes and millers. Whole Range Lathe, Millers & Accessories Catalogue 1955. Detailed and well-illustrated edition. 24 pages


Print code: V55

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.