Does anyone know if there is any documentation on the Colchester Student
1800 lathe available on-line? Operation is straightforward, but it would be useful to get the exact description on using things like the taper turning attachment. Any help or info would be appreciated.
Ooops..Mine appears to be a late model round topped Mk1Master
"Clausing-Colchester A version of the Master was sold in the USA and Canada as the "Clausing-Colchester 13-inch" this lathe had an English-threads-only gearbox but a hardened bed, straight or gap with a choice of 24" or
36" inches between centres, as standard and, on the Mk. 2 versions, an improved version of the single-lever "Safety" apron that was modified to include an oil bath in its base.."
However. I do know a shop that still has a number of lathes like yours, and they are sticklers for keeping manuals about. Ill borrow one and scan it. May take a few weeks due to the holidays and such, but I think I can do it.
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