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Elliott Willson Mark 1N lathe owner

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Ian Rabenda17/07/2021 10:16:33
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I joined this forum because I'm looking for info on the Elliott Willson Mark 1 N lathe. Acquired one of these recently also acquired the manual from lathes.co.uk but found it lacking. Are there any other owners of this machine out there or of the similar slant bed lathes?

Brian H17/07/2021 15:44:56
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Hello Ian and welcome.

You might find more info at;

**LINK**

https://groups.io/g/ElliottMachineToolOwnwersGroup

I'm not a subscriber but have used groups io to research other machine tools.

old mart17/07/2021 19:55:51
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Welcome to the forum, Ian. There is a fair bit of info on the lathes UK website:

**LINK**

Ian Rabenda18/07/2021 09:21:22
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Posted by Brian H on 17/07/2021 15:44:56:

Hello Ian and welcome.

You might find more info at;

**LINK**

https://groups.io/g/ElliottMachineToolOwnwersGroup

I'm not a subscriber but have used groups io to research other machine tools.

Many thanks for this link Brian! Had not known of this group before!

ega19/07/2021 10:00:38
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Ian Rabenda:

I have a Willson Mk I slantbed no 13582/906 and, like you, also invested in the manual from lathes.co.uk.

I think we are a minority on this forum; have you any experience of the ElliottMachineToolOwnwersGroup (sic)?

Ian Rabenda19/07/2021 16:55:46
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Posted by ega on 19/07/2021 10:00:38:

Ian Rabenda:

I have a Willson Mk I slantbed no 13582/906 and, like you, also invested in the manual from lathes.co.uk.

I think we are a minority on this forum; have you any experience of the ElliottMachineToolOwnwersGroup (sic)?

Thanks for responding! I have no experience with the Elliott forum yet although it looks like posts are rather sparse. I had to completely disassemble my lathe in order to move it out of someones basement and get it home. Even more disassembly to paint and restore it. Didn't take enough pics and notes and now not sure how some of the parts are supposed to go together. However I have just found in the manual an answer to one of my biggest questions which I had missed before. Will have to scour that manual some more to see if other answers are hidden there.

I suppose its probably too much to ask but I was wondering if there was any historical record of when my lathe would have been built. Perhaps I've been spoiled by the abundance of data for my South Bend lathes where serial numbers can be tied to a date of manufacture.

ega20/07/2021 15:18:56
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Ian Rabenda:

I'm afraid I can't help with the date of manufacture of your lathe - this is the kind of point that owners' groups are often good at, however. I notice that, unlike the Willson, the Elliott doesn't carry its serial number on the headstock chart but no doubt it is stamped on the bed, etc.

My impression is that, apart from the bed, the major components of our lathes are broadly similar. I have worked on most of these except for the headstock and might be able to help with your outstanding queries. Shame you didn't take more photos!

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