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    These are uncommon machines, and, in searching the Internet, are little known. Apparently they were of WWII manufacture for the Navy, Some opine for submarine service (having a 2'X2' footprint). this may be one of the few surviving samples, and the machine is in excellent shape and seems to function in all respects. It has four functions...a Horizontal mill with overarm and universal table. A vertical mill spindle that can swivel 360 degrees to the Horizontal table, drill table, or lathe. A drill press, with separate table adjustable for height, and a lathe that is power-fed in two Axis...note the absence of an X-axis traverse wheel on the lathe. There is very little lash on the feeds, and the machine shows little wear throughout. Serial number is 10-74, and the machine weighs in excess of 1500 pounds. Anyone in the readership have any information on this beast, I would be happy to receive it.
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    Most multi-machines, particularly the modern import flavor, are entirely too light weight and their design tends to sacrifice one function to support the existence of another. This, however, looks like a particularly robust design with all four functions well thought out. Nice find and good luck with it!

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    Had a chance to look the machine over...it appears that the horizontal mill uses a #10 Brown & Sharp taper...good thing half a dozen came with the machine...heavily rusted, but a cleaning with a wire brush brought them back to respectability. Also, regarding the lack of manual X axis traverse on the lathe...the compound slide has a full 6" of travel...probably to compensate? The round handle at the end of the lathe bed is, indeed, a clutch to engage the lead screw, and there is a small toggle that provides for forward and reverse movement. Threading through the box provides for threads from 4 to 120 per inch...feed "in the dirt" is .002 per revolution.
    Vertical milling spindle is still a mystery...unable to parse what or how in it's tool holding/removal...The chuck, however is an Albrecht....

    Will attempt to fire it up tomorrow...vertical mill motor a 3-phase 1/2hp...lathe/hmill motor looks to be a 1hp+.

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    A buddy of mine found the machine on Google pix. It was made also by a company called "Gilman"...essentially the same machine, but with a few changes, including a split lathe bed and a manual X-axis traverse on the lathe.

    mill lathe combo for the navy - Google Search

    It is the third machine from the left, on the top row, and is blue in color. The article stated that it was, perhaps, the only known one in existence, and currently resides in a museum...go figure.


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