Clausing-Colchester 13" (= Colchester Master 2500). Its lubrication. Disassembly and Internals of its Dual-Reading Dials.
At an industrial scale (that is, excluding pre-19th century horology) the shaper ("Naysmyth's Iron Arm") predates the milling machine. See also the Steptoe 14-inch Shaper in the Restoration Projects section, below .
SHW UF2 Omniplex Milling Machine
Fireball CNC Router
Much as I hate to admit it, I now have a CNC machine tool. It is a Probotix (company) Fireball (brand) V-90 (model) CNC router. It's basically a 2-D milling machine with very limited vertical motion.
This is actually not a CircuitousRoot machine (my hobby shop), but rather it belongs to my business, LemurType LLC. I acquired it from Michael Langford as a part of his "CPTops" Linotype/Intertype compatible keytop product.
Deckel GK 21 Pantograph Engraving and Profiling Miller
Gorton P1-2 "Pantomill" Pantograph Engraver
New Hermes Engravograph IL-K, s/n 24,913
A "pivoting" rotary-spindle machine.
This is actually my wife's machine, used in her business ( Singing Lemur Jewelry LLC), but I get to play with it.
New Hermes Locomotive Engraver, s/n 60,733
Yes, really. Well, sort of. It is a machine which came out of the EMD locomotive plant in Illinois. A friend of mine who knows trains much better than I do has deduced from the unusual pattern wheel on it that it was used to engrave the markings on EMD locomotive throttles. It bears no model designation, but is probably a modified model ITX.
Now that we have a locomotive building machine, the next obvious step is to finish the job and build a locomotive.
Cronite Zero Engraving Machine
This is a descendent of what originated as the Engravers' and Printers' Machinery Company Model C. It is a drag engraving machine. The spindle engraving variation (the EP&M Co. Model D) is what Goudy used in his matrix engraving (but all Cronite pantographs are drag engraving, not spindle engraving).
Reid 2-C Surface Grinder
Gorton 375-4 Cutter Grinder
Serial No. 103,789, manufactured 1963-02-04.
See also the Marvel No. 2 in the Restoration Projects section, below .
Craftsman (Emerson) Jig Saw
Sold by Sears under the Craftsman name as part number 103.0404. Made by Emerson "appx. 1940 or before." The artist Maxfield Parrish, who was also an amateur machinist, had this model jigsaw.
Walsh No. 2
In terms of form, this is a flypress. In terms of original application, it is a "spotting press," which is to say that it is a proofing press for metal stamping.
See the restoration project for the Wilder Micro-Projector, Model A, below.
Hjorth Bench Lathe
[NOT DONE] N.B. It takes a Rivett No. 4 New Style ("4NS") collet; I tested the one collet which came with it (9/16 hole) against my Gorton 375-4, which is known to take a 4NS collet.
Unidentified Bench Lathe (Maybe Reed?)
An unknown late 19th (or maybe very early 20th) century lathe that I rescued at the last minute from a rather scary basement in Chicago. It might be an F. E. Reed, but it might not. It's not complete, but should be workable (though it isn't yet in working order). It is in any case a very handsome machine.
Unidentified, Incomplete Turret Lathe
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