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    I'm trying to identify an older Bridgeport mill that my father had for years before recently passing away. Attached a few photos of the mill and some nameplates; any help or information would be greatly appreciated. Also, any thoughts on determining the condition of the mill based on its age? Thanks!

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    The milling head is called a Model M or 'M head'. When first introduced it was called a "Master" milling, drilling and boring attachment.
    Collets for this milling head are hard to come by so if there is a set keep them with the mill.
    This head is no longer manufactured.
    Here is an image of a variable speed head mounted to the same base casting.
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    John

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    Age has NOTHING to do with condition !! Seem 2 year old machines worn past repair and 100 year old ones still in very good condition. Use and care or lack of same tells the tale.

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    M-Head specs
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    Thanks all for your help with this! Unfortunately I think I will have to sell it - I don't have a place for it, not to mention the mill is in FL and I live in RI. Any thoughts on how to sell something like this and what the value would be?


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