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    Default New visby metal lathe manual

    Hey guys,

    New to the forum but I was wondering if anyone has a manual for a new visby metal lathe? I am currently restoring one and it might come in handy!

    cheers!

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    Hi Tobz,
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    Welcome to the forum.

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    Tobz,

    Google searches for New Visby and those on the forum itself seem to end up here.

    https://store.lathes.co.uk/print/mp950a.
    I have not seen a post where someone has a copy.

    Purcell is one of the names the lathe was made under. AKAIK.

    Grahame

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    They made many models. Need more information.
    Gold, the colour of choice for the discerning person.

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    The company who made them was called Purcell Engineering. I think they were at Auburn at some point.
    I used to have an old Purcell Lathe. Unfortunately I don't have any pictures of it or the badge that was on it so I'm relying on a 10 yo memory there.

    peter

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    Thanks everyone! Just going off the lathes.co.uk Mine resembles the conemaster model except only a single drive not the 2 stage drive shown in the picture. But besides that its identical. Yes being aussie made in Sydney by purcell engineering, having that history (and at a great price) i thought id have a go at refurbishing it. I emailed the owner of the lathes.co.uk site to ask about the manuals they offer, as it more suggests a catalouge rather then a manual of sorts?

    Toby

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    Thanks everyone! Yes the lathes.co.uk website has been quite helpful for some of the specs, they also have manuals or "catalogues" available to purchase but Im not sure if a catalouge and manual are considered the same? Being made in Sydney and Aussie made (and at a great price) I like that kind of history so i thought id have a go at refurbishing one, they just dont seem to appear much or have a great deal of info about them! Mine appears to be identical to the "conemaster" type except mine is the flat belt drive model and doesnt have the speed change levels on the front either.

    Toby

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