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    If you happen to have access to the large (6" X 9") 1913 Milling Machine catalog 10-A, it lists "current" and "old" serials in the attachment pages

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    John, Do you by chance have a copy of that page out of the catalog you could send me? Ken

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4GSR View Post
    John, Do you by chance have a copy of that page out of the catalog you could send me? Ken
    I'll scan a page or two and send it along Ken. This is a hardbound so I'll have to see how "flat" it is willing to go on the scanner

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    Sent to old (2012) address Ken
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    Also some serials here (1916 general catalog) commencing pdf page 60 and catalog page 89 - just not those for "old machines" as in 1913 catalog 10-A

    compliments of VM

    http://vintagemachinery.org/pubs/2185/5342.pdf

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    For that No. 3 universal horizontal mill I had, it must have been made after 1913. It was S/N 867, and according to the catalog, the attachments would only work on machines below S/N 650. All the years, going off the patent dates cast in the housing of the mill, seem like the last patent date was in the 1910's. From that, I always thought it was made around 1911-1912. Looks like it was more like 1914-1915. Didn't think to add 1 to 2 years the castings set outside in the sun for seasoning. Interested history! Thanks for sharing John, Ken.

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    John, Thanks for posting!
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnoder View Post
    Also some serials here (1916 general catalog) commencing pdf page 60 and catalog page 89 - just not those for "old machines" as in 1913 catalog 10-A

    compliments of VM

    http://vintagemachinery.org/pubs/2185/5342.pdf
    WOW thank you John.

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    Crops might be somewhat more readable - and the pair of pages not cropped
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails oldercrop.jpg   1913crop.jpg   older.jpg   1913.jpg  

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    Hi All,
    I have a Brown and Sharpe 1A Universal horizontal milling machine. Looking at an attachment for it and need to know the factory serial number. Where should I look? The patent dates are around 1916.

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    Where should I look?
    Top front of table
    Top front of knee
    Top front of column
    Front of spindle slide on vertical

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    The Serial number on my # 0 Horizontal is on the front column above the spindle .
    Thanks to john for the info .above .
    It would appear that mine Serial # 898 was made just after the pages he posted from 1913 where they show the head after serial number 895
    https://www.practicalmachinist.com/v...rials-1913.jpg
    Here are links to pictures of mine that is set up for a grinding operation .
    Photobucket
    Photobucket
    I’ll have to try and locate my pictures on my computer that were posted on Photo bucket in a much earlier thread and repost them on this site.
    Hopefully the links will work .
    If I remember the older model where the column stopped below the spindle had a small cast boss just above the spindle that was machined flat with the serial number on it .
    Regards,
    Jim

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    Hi Jim and John,
    Door #3 is the winner
    Just rubbed that spot on the column and got the number 2900. Nice that it is higher than the 2191 as noted in the cataloge for attachments.
    Thanks Reg

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