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Denford Viceroy "Educator" &
Multipurpose Lathes
T.D.S.1.L.S., T.D.S.5.B.G., T.D.S.3.M.W,  T.D.S. 2/3
C.M.+W.L. and Type 250 (etc)

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With a range of confusing model numbers, Denford's range of less-expensive lathes intended for the education market was based upon a single 5" x 24" or 40" machine very similar to the original TDS 1/1 - but usually without the power shaft for sliding and surfacing feeds, and often without backgear and screwcutting. The most common appears to have been the "Educator" a dual-purpose wood and metal lathe that was produced in several forms with most supplied in a very basic, plain-turning speciation (the code for these was T.D.S.4) though others were more comprehensively equipped with backgear and screwcutting (code T.D.S.1) - and some even appear to have been little more than price-reduced machines from the main range. Although some carried badges proclaiming Educator others did not, but the Model type can generally be found stamped (as part of the Serial Number) into the bed at the tailstock end. All appear to have shared a common headstock assembly, some with 4 belt-driven speeds, others with 8 of 60, 85, 135, 200 in backgear and 410, 570, 930 and 1350 in direct belt drive - though some have been found with a slightly different range of 75 to 1300 r.p.m. A push-button starter and Dewhurst reversing switch, both built in flush to the front face of the stand, were part of the ordinary electrical equipment. The late (and seldom-seen) T.D.S.1.L.S. and Type 250 lathes were the most highly-specified versions with backgear and screwcutting - though the latter feature could be replaced with a cheaper power sliding feed by a chain or belt-driven leadscrew where the drive could be flicked in and out by a dog clutch, the operating handle of which was positioned in the lower right-hand corner of the headstock's front face. The T.D.S.5.B.G. was backgeared but with the power feed removed and the T.D.S.3.M.W. a special plain-turning metal lathe fitted with an outboard bowl-turning rest adapted from the T.D.S.6.W.L. dedicated wood lathe..

The 5" x 24" or 40" "Educator" as sold during 1961. This is a very highly specified version with backgear, screwcutting (4 to 160 t.p.i.) and fitted out with a range of accessories including coolant, fixed and travelling steadies, a carriage micrometer stop, thread-dial indicator and a 4-way toolpost

Inside the headstock showing the "single-lever" backgear arrangement - a system that allowed the students to destroy the gears with the movement of just one free-to-move control.

The carriage was identical to the lower-specification machines from Denford's ordinary range

TDS3 MW a late version of the "Educator" fitted out as a plain-turning metal and wood lathe with a large-capacity bowl-turning unit.

Late model Viceroy  Model 250 5" x 242

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T.D.S.-1.L.S., T.D.S.5.G.B., T.D.S.3.M.W. Educator & Type 250


Handbooks and Parts Manuals are available for
most Viceroy Metal Lathes, Viceroy Wood Lathes 
and Viceroy (AEW) Milling Machines and
other Viceroy Publications


Denford Viceroy "Educator" &
Multipurpose Lathes
T.D.S.1.L.S., T.D.S.5.B.G., T.D.S.3.M.W,  T.D.S. 2/3
C.M.+W.L. and Type 250 (etc)

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