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    I have a 150 ton Cincinnati mechanical press brake with the anchor stamp.

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    I find it interesting what tools the Government is buying.
    Here's a SIP tilting rotary table.
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    We have a Brown & Sharpe #12 horizontal production mill from somewhere around 1890-1910 that is stamped "AmOrdCo," or American Ordinance Co. Given it's age, I've always considered it was a World War 1 effort machine. I believe it was purchased new by American Ordinance, then sold to the United Shoe Machinery Co. right after the war as defense was tooling down, but USMC was tooling up as they saw a number of mergers around that time. Our company, Campbell Bosworth Machinery Co., was one of those mergers until they split off in the early 60's.
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    IMO there would only be two reasons a machine was given a "military" stamp or tag. It was either for inventory control by the buyer, which was often private firms under contract from the government, or it was marked by the OEM with something like "War Finish" to explain why the machine was built to different standards then at peace-time.

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    I decided to give another look at my Hendey T&G that was ordered by Arms Corporation, no address listed. Thanks Hendeyman.
    There are info plates on it that were covered up by paint. This lathe is awaiting its turn to be cleaned up and I haven't looked at it very much since I brought it home. It was a Navy machine but I don't see any anchors. It has a second tag that looks like a piece of lasagna pasta, (I must be hungry). Does anyone know what SCC means on the first line of that tag? Or what the tag itself signifies? Thanks as always for any knowledge. The lathe is a 1952 model.
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    I have a similar tag on my Smith-Drum lathe,
    In a thread where I posted this picture, I was told that the Sharpe depot was in California.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock Crusher View Post
    Any chance there are some better pictures of (what I think is) a Hardinge TL lathe in the background?

    Edit.... Never mind, poking through your profile I found its restoration thread. You did a really nice job on that. Neat lathe!

    Restored 42' Hardinge TL


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