K&T Model H No. 2 Vert, serial info, etc, requested.
New member here. Mostly a smith, damascus, and knifemaker, but I like big machines and big projects.
I bought a K&T Milwaukee Model H No. 2 Vert from a friend a while back, in known good running condition, for cheap. He doesn't have room for it with the other mills, and I needed something I could not only do small work with, but the rapid traverse and big cut capacity of the K&T are extremely useful for some of the damascus work.
Anyway, I was curious to get some date and weight info based on the serial, along with any pointers of things I need to check immediately after installation. The machine was used daily up until a couple of years ago, and has been sitting pretty idle since, however it has been inside and not exposed to any elements other than whatever humidity and metal dust is floating around my buddy's shop.
I know it's got a set of some sort of quick change adapters, and some other tooling, but I don't recall what. These use cat 40 holders correct?
Ser. is 28-2841
Thanks all, super excited about this machine after seeing how revered they are here.
"CAT" holders had not been heard of when it was made. National Standard , NMTBA were the original steep taper series. An early 2H like this (date to the month this evening unless others beat me to it) were NMTB 40 standard and NMTB 50 optional. It will be just before WW2 I think.
These use cat 40 holders correct?
One of a lot of 30 competed June 1940
Thanks John, that type of info is exactly why I'm here.
Originally Posted by johnoder
Any chance I can still get an actual date and approx weight on this one? Thanks!
In post #2:
Weight in '39 catalog 4150
One of a lot of 30 completed June 1940
Thanks again, and sorry I missed the edit.