Sheldon Type EL56. This wonderfully well-preserved, little-used single-tumbler 10-inch is complete with its original receipt showing a purchase date of September 27th, 1948
Sheldon 10-inch lathe with single-tumbler screwcutting gearbox as manufactured until 1947. A program of constant development resulted in a replacement model, distinguished by a twin-tumbler gearbox and many other modifications.
Sheldon twin-tumbler 10-inch Lathes Photographs
A post-1947 twin-tumbler gearbox Sheldon Model XL56 Serial No. 26839 now resident in the UK