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    Default Bridgeport Machine Tool Works

    I've been doing a lot of book browsing this winter. Came across this manufacturer in a couple different books. They appear to have offered a wide variety of machines. From what I recall reading, they were absorbed into Bullard in 1894. I had not heard of them before. Does anyone have, or know of any surviving machines from this manufacturer? If so, pictures would be great!

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    There was a Bridgeport engine lathe on CL in New Hampshire last year on and off. If I recall correctly it was a 20 inch swing like this one Bridgeport Machine Tool Works - 1896 Image-Bridgeport Machine Tool Works, 20" Engine Lathe | VintageMachinery.org. Hopefully somebody saved it.

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    I agree, hopefully it is still around. Seems a lot old and unusual pieces of machinery show up here that people have saved, if you watch over time. I was surprised the Bridgeport Tool Works name had never shown up here and caught my eye.

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    A long time ago I saw a Bridgeport Machine Tool Works 42" vertical turret lathe at a machine shop.
    It was a very early one. I always wanted to get it but lost contact with the owner.

    Rob

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    lathe.jpgplate.jpg
    I'm a little late to this thread, but I picked this up on craigslist yesterday. If anyone can give me any info on it that would be great. It seems to be missing a few gears.

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    Here is a lathe ad from 1883.

    Rob
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails bridgeport-bullard-factory-1880-1.jpg   bridgeport-bullard-1883.jpg   bullard-1917-2-2-.jpg  

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