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    Default Cincinnati horizontal mill 1 1/2

    First thanks for letting me join.I am in Australia and just saved a Cincinnati horizontal mill from being scraped.The machine is in very good condition Ann came with a powered dividing head.I have been in contact with Cincinnati machine tools for any books on this machine but they need a serial no which I cannot find.The only markings are speed and feeds and a cast badge Cincinnati 1 1/2.I was told that it was made around 1916. It’s a flat belt drive 3 speed. It came with a heap of gears and has power feed to all movements. Hoping someone might know of the machine. Cheers wriggles

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    Quote Originally Posted by wriggles View Post
    It’s a flat belt drive 3 speed
    Attached are three images of a Cincinnati 1&1/2 Universal mill made for the years 1896, 1903, and 1907.
    These are four step driving cone mills with 16 spindle speeds and twelve feed rate settings.
    Here is a library in Cincinnati, Ohio that has a collection of early catalogs including
    some for Cincinnati milling machines:
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    cincinatti-universal-1896.jpgcincinatti-general-dimensions-1896.jpgcincinatti-1903-universal-mill.jpgcincinatti-1907-universal-mill.jpgcincinatti-1907-universal-mill-specs.jpg

    Regards, John

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    I found this on Vintageamachinery.org in the reprint section. http://vintagemachinery.org/pubs/2097/3873.pdf

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    Scan from 1913 BIG catalog - though I have yet to find a reference to three step cones. The 1 1/2 was gone by the BIG 1923 catalog

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    There is a three step cone pulley hanging off the back of the 1896 mill for feed.
    That 1913 scan may be the final rendition of the Cincinnati cone drive miller.
    By 1916 Cincinnati had made the design leap to the enclosed "High Power" mill.
    1916-high-power-mill.jpg
    John

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    but they need a serial no which I cannot find.
    Do some cleaning on face of column around spindle nose - serials are usually just a few letters/numbers stamped into machined cast iron

    My 1919 #4 High Power vertical (scrapped years ago) was B121M

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    Growing up I thought Cincinnati was a boring useless town, since then I learned it actually used to be a pretty great place with lots of history.

    Too bad it’s since become a boring useless town.

    It’s cool seeing machinery in such far away places like Australia with the name of my home town cast into it.

    Good luck with it!


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