Home   Machine Tool Archive   Machine-tools Sale & Wanted
Machine Tool Manuals   Catalogues   Belts   Books  Accessories

Smart & Brown Lathes
Operation & Parts Manuals are available for most Smart & Brown lathes

Smart and Brown concentrated on toolroom-class lathes. Their early post-WW2 designs leant heavily on German G.Boley practice - their very first machine believed to have been the plain-turning Model-L manufactured during the early 1940s in WW2. However, the Company quickly developed a range of indigenously designed machines that found favour in toolrooms and research departments all over the world. All Smart & Brown lathes were superbly finished, built to the very highest standards and included many thoughtful touches to help the operator.
In these pages are basic details of the entire Smart & Brown range: the Model A, 1042, Model M,  Model L and the best-ever copy of the popular South Bend 9-inch lathe, the lovely little "Sabel", also made as the "S", "SAB" and somewhat modified and improved "Type 918".
One "unknown" lathe is the miniature type shown on this page. Almost certainly a one-off and probably home-made.

Model M Mk. 1 and Mk. 2

Model A Toolroom Lathe
Sabel, SAB, S and 918 (South Bend copy)
Model 1024 Toolroom Lathe
Model L Plain-turning Precision Lathe

"Smart Brown" Miniature Lathe