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    Default 1957 Gorton P2-3 for sale

    1957 Gorton P2-3 three dimensional pantomill. Serial No. 37865

    Lightly used and kindly maintained. Has variable spindle speed option, 1300 to 9200 rpm. Pantograph reductions from 1:2 to 8:1. Maximum cutter diameter: 3/8”. Table travel 22 x 16 x 13”. Table size: 9 x 32” with three tee-slots. Maximum height under spindle: 13.5” With the cutting spindle clamped, does 2D work. With the spindle unclamped and the 3D modeling bar (included) attached does 3D work. Includes set of collets and the optional enlarging spindle (replaces the tracing stylus). 3-phase, 1/2hp motor, but platform mounted that would be a straightforward conversion to a single-phase motor. No manuals, no letter sets.

    Weight: 2600 lb. 47” wide, 67” deep, 66” tall. Can load with forklift. South East Pennsylvania, zip code 19342.
    $1200
    610-459-2177 5pm-8pm weekdays, or 9am-8pm weekends. Ask for Ken.
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    More pics.
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    A real neat machine, I striped all the paragraph parts and put a brigeport milling head on one...made a real nice milling machine...Phil

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil in Montana View Post
    A real neat machine, I striped all the paragraph parts and put a brigeport milling head on one...made a real nice milling machine...Phil
    Totally Right ? ? ?

    --D

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    You ask how? At the time I had a big hmb, no problem to do the machine-work on the Gorden, didn't even have to sweat...just picked the p2-3 up and bolted it to the hbm table and made chips.... easy...Phil

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    I did not ask how.

    Totally Right ? means Totally awesome (awesome is silently implied)
    and Right ? means Do you agree with the implication of awesome.

    I can think of may ways to rigidly mount a head.
    An HBM is cheating, but I also have a Giddings Lewis HBM in my shop,
    so I know the ease of which this can be accomplished.
    Mounting the head to the table to machine the base is another way.

    ---Doozer

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    Ok I am a old fart...Phil

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    At least we can agree on the awesome-ness
    of heavy Gorton iron base machine with the
    versatility of a BP head.
    Didn't Gorton make Verticals larger than the
    9-J model ??? I have a low hour 9-J in my shop
    and it is heavy and smooth. I think they did
    make some models like the K&T dough mixer types.
    Gorton machines must have cost a bunch, as there
    is not many at all compared to a BP.

    ----Doozer

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    Interesting conversation to keep the post active...

    I don't know what the Gorton vertical mills cost, but the list price for the P2-3 in 1971 was $11,800, and $200 extra for variable speed. Quite pricy for the day.

    -Doug

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elam Works View Post
    Interesting conversation to keep the post active...

    I don't know what the Gorton vertical mills cost, but the list price for the P2-3 in 1971 was $11,800, and $200 extra for variable speed. Quite pricy for the day.

    -Doug
    I remember seeing these at auction in the late 70's and they were still bringing 6 - 7 K

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    Nice machine and not too far away.
    10 yrs ago i would have been all over that.
    Still use my P1-3

    Will mention it to a buddy who is only a few years older than me and still collects....
    Msaybe i can go down and play if someone nearby gets it.

    PS:
    I remember seeing these at auction in the 20-teens, usually too far away, and they were only bringing a few hundred$ or even going for scrap
    Prices seem to have stabilized on old manual machine tools, though, as people realize they aren't making any more except maybe in India.

    smt

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    My garage is full of unfinished projects, but that is very tempting. Especially since it is only about an hour away. I am interested if it is not sold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doozer View Post
    Didn't Gorton make Verticals larger than the
    9-J model ???
    Largest I know of is the number 3, with 48" of table travel. Not like a 48" Bridgeport tho, I think they weighed about 8,000 lbs ?

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    Correction to advert. Not variable speed. Nine speeds, 1300 to 13000rpm.

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    Sold. -Doug


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