When Cleveland Guest took over manufacture the introduction of nasty, die-cast Zamak dials that lacked numbered graduations did nothing to improve what had always been an otherwise superb little lathe.
The screwcutting chart reveals the difficulties caused by the fixed position of the intermediate gears.
Although the top slide could be fixed in one of two positions (complete with degree marks engraved round each socket), oddly the makers did not think fit to include a T-slotted slide, nor to offer one as an extra. The T-rest is a neat, home-made addition
Screwcutting "Haighton Grindturn" from 1951/53 in crackle-black paint but without backgear and fitted with the early "flimsy mount" dog clutch on the leadscrew.
The seldom-found Haighton double-swivel milling slide
The neat fixed steady had fingers set properly by screws rather than the more usual - and cheaper - clamps
Very early models seem to have been finished in either a very ordinary plain grey or, as an amazing contrast, in a remarkable "craquellee" black-and-white finish - not unlike that given to the quite different German Hommel. Later machines changed to a beautiful crackle-black paint (used until the 1950s to indicate a machine of quality) and then to a black finish with small white speckles.