|PERFECTO - RELATED LITERATURE|
|Perfecto Engineering Co Ltd of Leicester, England|
|Machine Number = 1357-2|
|Maybe the [-2] indicates a No2, Hand operated, 5 inch stroke, 10 inch ram, with automatic cross feed|
↓ This was in an auction listed as a Perfecto milling vice.
↓ Perfecto Vice.
↓ Perfecto Vice.
↓ I found this advert on Graces Guide. The notes on Graces Guide indicate this advert came from a copy of the Model Engineer magazine, 1950.
I found this text in an internet repository.
↓ These two leaflets appeared on ebay and sold for 11 pounds 67 pence.
↓ These leaflets appeared on ebay.
The leaflets are dated 1981.
I understand Caldwell Industries supplied the Perfecto in America.
↓This is a Caldwell Industries advert from 1969.
↓This is a Caldwell Industries advert from April 1970 (Popular Science).
↓Here is a short article/advert from 1971.
↓This is a Caldwell Industries advert from February 1972 (Popular Science).
↓Caldwell Industries 1974 catalog - 40 pages.
↓ This photograph has a reference to the Perfecto shapers and vice.
↓Caldwell Industries 1975 catalog - 33 pages.
↓Caldwell Industries 1976 catalog - 41 pages.
↓Caldwell Industries 1977 catalog - 57 pages.
↓Good news - I managed to get hold of a copy of the 1974 Craftsmanship Catalog - 40 pages plus the cover.
↓The Machine Vice - Page 23 of the Caldwell 1974 Craftsmanship Catalog:-
The text on page 22 is:-
The Perfecto shapers listed are:-
The text on page 23 is:-
↓ Here is a Record vice secured to the table.
↓ Here is a genuine Perfecto vice.
↓ The table is homemade and is made up from an angle plate with a fabricated slotted table fixed to it.
↓ The middle slots on the table look like they have been drilled and widened out a touch.
↓ The bar and pins that are set to operate the self act are missing and should be easy enough to fabricate.
↓ There is no machine number on the badge. It may be a very early model.
The machine plate could indicate that this is a very early model.
The wooden stand is a nice idea.
↓ The machine was in a rusty state.