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  1. Marty3d

    Looking for info on a Bridgeport clone - "Count"

    Started using it yesterday. It cleaned up fairly well and I replaced the broken/missing knobs. I am building a log processor so its first real job is cutting the edge onto a piece of 1x4 steel for the splitter portion.
  2. Marty3d

    Looking for info on a Bridgeport clone - "Count"

    So, I am making decent progress. All mill motions now happen without expletives: X, Y, Z(spindle), Z(table), spindle tilt, Y(ram). But the motor is smoked. I am replacing it (temporarily anyway) with a 2hp single phase motor that I have on hand. I have ordered replacements for all the...
  3. Marty3d

    Looking for info on antique Monarch lathe

    Thanks for that info. Makes total sense about how this happens. I was having a hard time imagining what happened to them. I have a horizontal mill, Kearney Trecker #2 so I could fill those voids and machine them back. I will likely try that, just because I have never tried it before. And...
  4. Marty3d

    Looking for info on a Bridgeport clone - "Count"

    I also weighed the machine on my crane scale - 2600 lbs. Its base looks more like a series II machine. It also has a built in coolant pump - frozen, of course. Uncovered more of the nameplate - the motor, at least, was made in Bilbao, Spain. Got the ram to move in and out.
  5. Marty3d

    Looking for info on antique Monarch lathe

    Good eye! I did find four teeth that were broken. Two in one spot and two in another. I don't realistically expect to do threading with it, so it is a small matter for me. That said, I would like to see an antique like this come back to life.
  6. Marty3d

    Looking for info on a Bridgeport clone - "Count"

    So...I got most of it cleaned up- The table does X/Y reasonably well, etc. I freed the drive pulleys - which were a little stuck. Hooked it to 220v3ph and hit the switch. And it came to life and turned like it was supposed to. A little water and emulsified oil started dripping from the...
  7. Marty3d

    Looking for info on antique Monarch lathe

    Thanks! "Enjoy the experience." is really what I am about. I don't have a commercial machine shop. I don't have a ton of parts to machine by Monday. I am about satisfying my curiosity about old machines and how things were built a century ago. These machines kind of fell into my lap...two...
  8. Marty3d

    Looking for info on antique Monarch lathe

    Doesn't anybody make a good tarp?
  9. Marty3d

    Looking for info on antique Monarch lathe

    You constantly amaze me with your stash of information. Thanks!
  10. Marty3d

    Looking for info on antique Monarch lathe

    Thanks for looking. I saw that thread when I was perusing the site yesterday. I agree with the basic principal of saving these machines. One of my earlier memories was of a machine shop in Costa Rica with the overhead shafts and long leather belts. That would have been 1969.
  11. Marty3d

    Looking for info on antique Monarch lathe

    So I learned a bit more... The lathe was in use until about two years ago when it was put out to pasture. It was tarped, but those disintegrated and they didn't bother to replace them. I am told that this was the primary lathe in this little shop. They build an unusual therapy device known...
  12. Marty3d

    Looking for info on a Bridgeport clone - "Count"

    Well, I used to be in the tug & barge biz. Would make a good anchor for one of my old barges. But, I did get the table to move like it should. I found that Blaster works better than WD. I agree with the spindle bearings. I haven't checked them out yet but there was a bit of water in the...
  13. Marty3d

    Looking for info on antique Monarch lathe

    It is fairly long. Here is a photo of the backside...
  14. Marty3d

    Looking for info on antique Monarch lathe

    Naturally, as I post the photo, I noticed the brass tag...
  15. Marty3d

    Looking for info on antique Monarch lathe

    I received this old Monarch lathe and wondered if anybody had info regarding age, etc. It was working in a shop up until about two years ago when they moved it outside into the rain/snow.
  16. Marty3d

    Looking for info on a Bridgeport clone - "Count"

    I just received ("bought" is not the right word) a Bridgeport clone - "Count" is the brand name. It has no other nameplate info regarding country of origin, serial number, model, etc. It was used in a local shop to prototype stuff but then moved outside to sit in the rain/snow for two years...
  17. Marty3d

    100 Ton Press Build - hydraulics

    You could use a two stage pump and a sequence valve...when stroking the ram out to make contact, at low pressure, the flow from both stages is combined (say 14gpm and 2 gpm) so 12" of stroke would take just 15 sec. Once contact is made and the pressure increases, the sequence valve returns the...
  18. Marty3d

    Playing With The 4 X 5 Graflex Speed Graphic

    I, too, used to take 4x5 photos... Now that I am a teacher. I have an old rosewood 4x5 camera (circa 1910) in a display case in my classroom (at the end of the row that begins with the Canon A1, the Nikonos, and the Brownie). I take it out to show students what it meant to take photographs in...
  19. Marty3d

    Another job with the new mill and I am loosing my shirt

    I used to be "in" boats... probably used to spend $50k per year on machine work. Every time I wanted something custom, the vendor wanted appropriately customized payments. It was part of the business. But I had tugboats. Yachts, on the other hand, come in two basic varieties: "cost is no...
  20. Marty3d

    Sorting out a Sidney lathe basket case.

    I will post some photos here...both for the sake of others who are interested as well as for those who can help figure out how they assemble. It is still not entirely clear to me:confused:.
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