I've never seen a comprehensive site for MW, although there are a lot of
brochures, manuals, pictures, and restoration stories posted in various
areas. Some on personal web sites, a few hobbyist/pro forum-type web sites,
and a bunch of manufacturer-specific Yahoo groups. The Practical Machinist
web site has a section for old manuals and brochures as does the Metal
Illness site. Metal Web News has a section for manuals/brochures and you'll
find a couple of my submissions there plus a few from others.
The UK lathes site is better resource for a quick overview of manuacturers
past offerings than OWWM, but manuals and/or brochures are provided on a fee
Setting up something like OWWM would be a lot of work and it would probably
be tough to find someone willing to host and maintain a similar site for MW
Nor am I, other than a little fiddling with my own site. Perhaps someone
with an artistic mind and the skill to take advantage of it will step
It would probably take many hundreds of MB to archive everything that might
be contributed and the bandwidth to make it available at reasonable speeds.
Perhaps if some one out there has managed a similar type of site, they could
comment on what sort of resources might be needed and what level of effort
might be required to design it, set it up, and manage it.