Ensign (Elliott-Willson) "Slant-bed" Lathe. Instruction Manual.
Manuals and Catalogues
Willson "Slant-bed" Lathe. This lathe was also badged as other models including the "Elliott Ensign" and , with a straight bed, as the Elliott Mark 1N and Mark 1U. The headstock speed levers were concentric on a single boss with some versions having a distinctive cover over the levers with a semi-circular base and straight angled sides at the top. Instruction Manual, Parts as Sectional Drawings and detailed Sales and Specification and Accessories Catalogues for both Slant-Bed and other versions. Includes threading and spindle-speed charts.
Willson 7.5-inch and 8.5-inch Lathes: Instruction Manual and Illustrated Parts Manual for the model with two concentrically-mounted speed-change levers on the front face of the flat-topped headstock and with a clutch lever pointing forwards. (Some versions, internally identical, had a "quadrant" arm to locate the speed change lever). The screwcutting gearbox has two levers and, between them, a sliding tumbler. Includes a copy of the maker's Sales and Specification Catalogue.
Willson 7.5-inch (suitable for the 8.5-inch as well). Parts Manual as exploded-component drawings.
Willson Mk. 5 7.5-inch "Newel" and "Wilson/Elliott" Lathe: Instruction Manual and Illustrated Parts Manual (as useful sectional drawings) for the model with the large circular (or semi-circular) boss on the headstock (from which the spindle-speed levers protrude) and a circular control on the face of the screwcutting gearbox. Includes a copy of the maker's Sales and Specification Catalogue - and also diagrams of the Headstock speed chart and Screwcutting Gearbox Threading and Feeds Plate - items often damaged or missing on this model.
Willson "Pitel" Lathe 8.5-inch centre height. The Pitel can be recognised by its flat-topped headstock, more angular lines and a "dial" spindle-speed selector on the front face of the headstock (based on the Willson "Newhall" model). Instruction Manual with Parts as Sectional Drawings.
Willson - interesting but tiny Booklet: "A Brief Explanation of the Essential Points of a 7.5" Centre Lathe".
Willson Woodworking Planer Thicknesser. Instruction Manual.
WILLSON SLANT BED LATHE Catalogue ((Also badged as the Elliott Ensign for the USA market and, with a straight bed as the Elliot N1, NU ) Sales Catalogue. 8 pages.
WILLSON 71/2" and 81/2" lathes. Sales & Technical Specification Catalogue. 8 pages
Willson Vee Bed Gap Lathes 10.5" Sales & Technical Specification Catalogue. 4 pages.
Willson Vee Bed Gap Lathes 91/2" leaflet 4 pages
Willson Vee Bed Gap Lathes 101/2" leaflet 4 pages
Willson Vee Bed Gap Lathes 121/2" leaflet 4 pages
"A New Willson 81/2" Centre Lathe" Leaflet 4 pages
Willson 85/8" lathe. Leaflet 4 pagesWillson 71/2" lathe. Four different Sales leaflets for the early (1949) version with lever control of the headstock spindle speeds. 20 pages
Willson 71/2" Lathes. Brochure for the later (1953 on) model with dial on front of headstock. 12 pages
Willson Tracer Lathe. Catalog 8 pages
Willson 85/8" lathe Mk.1 and Mk.2. This model was listed, but not fitted with badges, as the "Pitel". It has two concentric speed-change levers on the front face of the headstock and, alongside, a horizontally disposed 3-position quadrant lever for the screwcutting and feeds reverse. Two copies of the Sales & Specification Leaflets 8 pages.