HARDINGE Model TL "split-bed"
- late 1930s to early 1940s -
An operator's handbook is available for this model
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Little publicised by its makers - possibly because its manufacture seems to have been confined to the years of WW2 - the ball-bearing headstock late-model Hardinge "split-bed" lathe took the general layout and bed profile of its relative the Cataract Toolroom Lathe of the twenty-five earlier. However, with a "double-height" bed, screwcutting gearbox and power feeds it was more akin to the early Cataract Quick Change Swing Precision Lathe - but with a much heavier build. Some elements of the design were to be carried over to the next significant Hardinge models, the highly successful flat-bed HLV and HLV-H of post-WW2 years. If any reader has an example of the TL , the writer would be very interested to hear from you..