The Adana 5 x 3

The smal­lest of the mod­ern Adana machines

It was April 1956 when the Adana 5 x 3 was unveiled.  The machine replaced the H/S1 (High Speed 1) machine with it’s tiny 3″ x 2″ chase.  This new machine was sup­plied with a small interi­or chase of 2¼” x 4¼” which allowed more adven­tur­ous work to be under­taken than on the H/S1.

In terms of mater­i­als, it was one of the earli­est Adana machines to be made of an alu­mini­um alloy, rather than cast iron.

Pro­duc­tion of the machine ended in the mid-1980s.