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OLIVER 1960’s 159-A 12″ Wood Lathe Operator and Parts Manual 159A

Id: 0975


97 in stock


Number of Pages: 17


This is a reproduction, not a photocopy, of an original Oliver 12″ 159-A Lathe Operator’s and Parts Manual. This manual covers the earlier version of the 159-A made in the 60’s and 70’s’s. We also have the manual for the older version made in the 40’s in our store as well. OLIVER 1940’s 159-A 12″ Wood Lathe Operator and Parts Manual


This manual contains information on machine specifications, lubrication, wiring diagrams, and part diagrams. I also added a three page flyer on the lathe to provide more information on the specifications of the machine. Oliver usually only covered what they believed were the important parts of their machines in their manuals.



I have collected this information for many years and have found the information they contain to be priceless in using and setting up the machines properly. I believe this manual will be a valuable resource of knowledge that will provide a lot of helpful information that is often hard to find. My manuals are not photocopies. I maintain a high standard of quality in my reproductions. Most of the manuals I reproduce look better than their originals. I have professionally digitally edited every page, and removed stains, wrinkles and handwriting. All of the manuals are printed on thick white paper to withstand shop wear and tear.


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