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    We used Nageli Transport for rigging the initial machine shop equipment. A few of the smaller pieces came later on our own trailer. The bulk of our company went LTL.
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    Our equipment line-up has changed over the last few years as well.

    Most recent was selling our Harig surface grinder.

    We sold 3 of our Bridgeports and the Kondia vertical mill, keeping the round-ram M-head (went into my garage at home), and the 1959 J-head. We also bought a 1990 2J Bridgeport with Prototrak 2 axis control and a 30-taper kwik-switch spindle, and a Moore #2 jig borer. The Kearney Trecker 2H is the only horizontal currently set-up at the new shop with the others in storage. The Cincinnatti 2L I plan to take home, selling the Induma, and the Brown & Sharpe will eventually get a patch of floor to make chips on.

    We lost a couple lathes and gained one and now have:

    10" Southbend heavy L tool-room lathe
    Colchester Clausing 15x48 engine lathe (now has 2 axis DRO)
    Hendey 16x6 engine lathe
    11" Delta-Rockwell tool-room/turret lathe
    13" MSC/Dashin Prince engine lathe
    Prototrak CNC
    Logan 820 (went home with me)
    9" Southbend tool-room/turret lathe

    We also sold the old Bridgeport Torq-cut 22 and replaced it with a brand new Doosan.

    AS time goes on, I see us selling a few other pieces and ending up with 4 VMC's and 2 CNC lathes. It's the budget game though. New construction zaps the pocket book pretty good.

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    Quick jump back in time....
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    United Shoe Machinery Co. of Boston Mass. (Factory located in Beverly) owned Campbell Bosworth Machinery Co. between the 1910's and 1960. Campbell saw a lot of manufacturing advancement while USMC was running them, but they were sold when USMC was the target of Federal anti-trust legislation and broken-up. Campbell was sold to a family in New York who kept it going until it moved to Florida in the 1980's, where we bought it in 1999.

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    The old USMC buildings still stand today. I'd like to check them out one day.

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    Back to present day...

    CRMC Machine Shop move 215 - YouTube

    Here's a video of the equipment on trailers ready to go down the road

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    CRMC Sorting Mess after Move 216 - YouTube

    And this one shows the mess that happens when a small-parts company moves, and stays open too....

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    Here's some shots from tonight to see the mess that remains.... but progress too.
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    Our Lobby (something we didn't have at the old shop) has a lot of historical items on display (machines we made 100 years ago, company artifacts, etc.). We still have a number of pieces in storage that will go on display once they are cleaned up or restored.
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    The Showroom looks nicer on some days, but it also serves as space to train customers and run samples, so it's not always ready for "show".
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    The Big Aisle. We didn't really have aisle-ways at the old shop. When something had to move, everything had to move. So having this much space is a HUGE deal to me.
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    The Parts Dept. thousands and thousands of little pieces. Some we make, some others make, all of them we have to keep track of. We use Fishbowl inventory software.
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    Service and Assembly. Where we build machines, repair machines, etc. It's actually less crowded right now. we're catching up.

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    The Inspection Crib. We never had a dedicated inspection space at the old shop, so it's nice to have tools and space dedicated to such. The J&L comparator was an addition about a year ago. I've also started tracking our measuring tools calibration from here.
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    Material sawing area. Slowly working though getting it all updated in our inventory software, but at least we have enough room to keep it all in one space now.
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    A few of the manual machines (K&T 2H, BP J-head, Moore #2, Elliott 8-20 surface grinder). I tend to be at these the most as most of my jobs involve repairing parts, one-off's, tooling, and fixing old stock.
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    The lathes. The Hendey moved back to take the space of the old Czech turret lathe (scraped). I think our next big machine purchase will be to replace the Colchester with a new Doosan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M.B. Naegle View Post
    Quick jump back in time....

    United Shoe Machinery Co. of Boston Mass. (Factory located in Beverly) owned Campbell Bosworth Machinery Co. between the 1910's and 1960. Campbell saw a lot of manufacturing advancement while USMC was running them, but they were sold when USMC was the target of Federal anti-trust legislation and broken-up. Campbell was sold to a family in New York who kept it going until it moved to Florida in the 1980's, where we bought it in 1999.
    The first engineer I worked closely with when I started at MIT was a USMC veteran (the shoe company, not the service). Back in the day there was a lot of manufacturing going on in Boston, Cambridge, and the surrounding area. Still can see signs of it in old building names and (faded) painted advertising, but now many of the buildings house biotech firms.

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