Britain may have ruled the waves at sea, but she also got involved in the anchor business. Some were copies of the US Stanleys while others were, and are, unique. If you ever see a Howkins you'll see what I mean... Two makers' models are most commonly found; Record and Lewin. Occasionally, if you're lucky and eat all your greens, you might see a red Marples version of a Record model. Don't tell me about it; I'll only cry 'cos I haven't got one...
Page concerning the Record#040 and derivatives
Page concerning the Record#043 and derivatives, including the Rapier #3
Page concerning the Record#044 and derivatives.
Updated to include the 044C
BugBear’s round-up of the Record ploughs
Currently only accessible via The Wayback Machine.
Record #405 Manual
From Aussie Galoot Peter Marquis-Kyle. Three cheers for him, say I.
Another Record #405 Manual
The 1977 edition courtesy of "Josh" here. 8.7 MB
Record #050 Manual
Courtesy of Andy G - another three cheers please, folks. 2.4MB pdf
Record #043 and #044 Manual
At long last, courtesy of another Aussie and Andy (there's a pattern forming...), McArdle of that ilk. More cheers please. c.1966 344KB PDF
Record #044C manual
Ooo err, I've come over all modern and plastic-handled - and in four languages what's more. It's a Slippery Slope... Scans courtesy of "Evergreen" and thank'ee. c.1971 2MB PDF
Marples M44 Manual
Courtesy of yet another Aussie (evidentally good, manual-keeping folk), Mike Willett provides this brief and to-the-point guide to this 044 alternative. Yet more cheers please. 163KB PDF
Record #050C manual
I've come over all modern and plastic-handled again - the horror. Not absolutely sure where the scans came from - yell if it's you - but cleaned up as best I can. Page 5 now present, thanks to Paul H. c.1972 1.6MB PDF
Page concerning the "Lewin" Universal including a PDF of the manual.
Article on the Howkins Plane