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ACME Gridley 6 spindle auto lathe - Craigslist

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Diamond
Joined
Jun 7, 2003
Location
Mebane North Carolina USA
Growing up in the 80's in an industrial area of New England, several of my classmates had one at home or at least a brownie. After class had to run home and tend them.

Can't criticize, I ran the families cheese grater and dough mixer. Looking back the multi spindle was probably a lot safer.
 

Overland

Cast Iron
Joined
Nov 19, 2017
Location
Greenville, SC
I was in a machinery rebuild shop in Reading, PA last year.
They were completely rebuilding a couple of the Gridley 6 spindle lathes, but replacing all the cams with servo actuators. They were building fully CNC machines for some very high production hydraulic component machining. I guess the original machines were already 30 years old or more.
Some pretty interesting engineering going on there.
Bob
 








 
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