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Colchester Lathe Factory
Spares, repair parts and Operation and Maintenance Manuals
are available for most Colchester & Clausing Lathes

COLCHESTER HOME  Bantams Original   Bantams 800, 1600 & 2000 Modern   Chipmaster   
Student 1800   Mascot 1600   Student/Master Mk. 1 & Mk. 2   Student 3100   Master Original 1930s/40s  Master 2500   Triumph Mk. 1 & Mk. 2   Triumph 2000   Mascot - 1950s  Mastiff 1400   
           Magnum   Serial Numbers   Outline of Colchester Range as Text Only   Factory  Testing
Catalogue Covers   Early Drive System
   Colchester 1909/14   Colchester 1919   Colchester 1920s



Colchester Dispatch department 1970s

The Colchester factory photographed in the 1970s

Main spindle gear being generated

Gear cutting



Bed grinding

Early 1950s - lathe assembly using lots of careful hand fitting but showing some degree of disorganisation with a headstock on the floor and electric motors on the fitting bench.

The Elmstead Road factory in the early 1960 - a section of the moving floor can be seen being craned back to the start of the flowline.

A line of beds await their turn for grinding

Grinding bay



Spares, repair parts and Operation and Maintenance Manuals
are available for most Colchester & Clausing Lathes


Colchester Lathe Factory
COLCHESTER HOME  Bantams Original   
Bantams 800, 1600 & 2000 Modern   Chipmaster   
Student 1800   Mascot 1600   Student/Master Mk. 1 & Mk. 2   
Student 3100   Master Original 1930s/40s  Master 2500   
Triumph Mk. 1 & Mk. 2   Triumph 2000   Mascot - 1950s  Mastiff 1400   
           Magnum   Serial Numbers   
Outline of Colchester Range as Text Only   Factory  Testing
Catalogue Covers   Early Drive System
   Colchester 1909/14   
Colchester 1919   Colchester 1920s

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