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Underneath the headstock. The retaining bolt for the power-feed accessory has been removed.

The shorter standard spindle ended in this neat and simple thrust adjuster.

The large wheel at the end of the bed turned the internal leadscrew - its handle is of the type fitted to later machines  Available with either a centre formed on the end, or a ready-fitted tailstock chuck, the tailstock barrel on the Wade CAV was square. Because the tailstock was cast in one piece it could not be offset for taper turning and to get round this the makers offered a centre mounted in a slot on the T-shaped end of a special barrel.

Rear view of tailstock. Welding shows that the crude method of locking the spindle has caused the casting to crack.


Unusual square tailstock barrel

A chuck often found fitted to the CAV was the "Whiton" 3 jaw ring-scroll chuck of 2.5" diameter.
The maker's name was inscribed on the face of the chuck, with the CAV logo and company address on the outside.

Six-screw Bell Chuck
Internal diameter 11/2"

Faceplate clamp
Designed to fit into the faceplate slots and convert it into a simple 4-jaw chuck. Supplied in sets of four.

Eight Screw Aluminium Ring Chuck. Internal diameter 111/16"

Tailstock-mounted Taper-turning Centre
This allowed bars up to 10" long to be tapered.

Tiny,  radially-slotted faceplate which could be converted in a 4-jaw chuck by the addition of four faceplate clamps as shown below.

Bench Countershaft Unit

The handle on the cross-feed screw wheel is original - as are the small, square-headed bolts in the toolpost.
The toolpost was a simple "clog-heel" type, made in either aluminium or bronze - through the latter, being expensive, is rare and must have been abandoned early in the machine's life.

A spring-loaded, "clip-on" handwheel pointer, so neatly installed that it could well be original.

Maker's plate

Plate when supplied by the large machine-tool dealers Selson

Compound slide assembly as offered for the US-models

US Model compound and milling slides

Similar in concept to the US compound slide assembly, this home-made unit displays fine attention to detail

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