Manuals and Catalogues

Print code: ME500

Ensign (Elliott-Willson) "Slant-bed" Lathe. Instruction Manual with Parts as Sectional Drawings. Includes a copy of the maker's Sales, Technical Specification and Accessories Catalogue.

Print code: MW480

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 twp headstock speed levers were mounted concentrically on a single boss and could be moved casually, As a safety measure, later machines were fitted a distinctive, quadrant-shaped cover with the levers having to be depressed before being able to be moved. Instruction Manual, Parts as Sectional Drawings and detailed Sales and Specification and Accessories Catalogues for both Slant-Bed and other versions.

Print code: MW480A

WILLSON 7.5-inch and 8.5-inch Lathes: Instruction Manual and Illustrated Parts Manual for the model with two concentrically-mounted levers on the front face of the flat-topped headstock and with a clutch lever on top of the headstock pointing forwards. The screwcutting gearbox has two levers and, between them, a sliding tumbler selector. Includes a copy of the maker's Sales and Specification Catalogue. (Some versions, internally identical, had a "quadrant" arm to locate the speed change lever).  Includes a copy of the maker's Sales and Specification Catalogue.

Print code: MW480B

Willson 7.5-inch (suitable for the 8.5-inch as well). Parts Manual as exploded-component drawings.

Print code: MW480C

WILLSON Mk. V 7.5-inch "Newel" and "Willson/Elliott". Listed by the makers as the Canel Mk.V  when fitted with a straight bed and the Newall Mk. V with a gap bed. Also, usually fitted with a “Universal” English and metric screwcutting gearbox Instruction.Manual and Illustrated Parts Manual (as useful sectional drawings) for the model with the large circular (or semi-circular) boss on the headstock and a circular control on the face of the screwcutting gearbox.

Print code: MW480D

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.

Print code: MW480E

Willson - interesting but tiny Booklet: "A Brief Explanation of the Essential Points of a 7.5" Centre Lathe".

Print code: MW500A

Willson Woodworking Planer Thicknesser. Instruction Manual.

Print code: W59

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.

Print code: W61

WILLSON 71/2" and 81/2" lathes. Sales & Technical Specification Catalogue. 8 pages

Print code: W63

Willson Vee Bed Gap Lathes 10.5" Sales & Technical Specification Catalogue. 4 pages.

Print code: W68

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

Print code: W68G

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.

For Sale & Wanted

Wanted: Willson Slant-bed Lathe. Need not be working, but should be basically complete.

Asking price: £1.00
Location: United Kingdom