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  1. morsetaper2

    Pricing a Bridgeport Milling machine in 2023

    OP's location says "New Jersey".
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    Hardinge Mill Draw tube wrench question

    Someone made one years ago, image of it in post #19 in thread linked below: https://www.practicalmachinist.com/forum/threads/hardinge-dividing-head-5c-drawbar-specs-needed.183114/
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    Prostate cancer, need I say more........

    Friend was diagnosed. His original Dr pushed him to have his prostate removed. Losing your prostate creates a whole 'nother set of issues. He opted otherwise for a procedure called cyber knife. He went through a series of targeted radiation treatments and came out cancer free. To me...
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    removing gummed up aluminum from cutting tools

    We used to clean seized alum piston material off the walls of two-stroke engine cylinders w/ muriatic (hydrochloric) acid.
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    Rusnok Milling Machine

    I recall gwilson (I believe his full name was George Wilson) had passed on numerous years ago.
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    20" Steptoe Shaper Rebuild. Help needed.

    Am now recalling... There are some differences between "John Steptoe" shapers, and the later "Steptoe-Western" shapers. So S/N format likely re-giggled when Steptoe became part of Western. Find out when that happened, and yours is probably before that date.
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    20" Steptoe Shaper Rebuild. Help needed.

    That "number" doesn't match up to what is listed in my S/N books. See photo below. I used to have a late model 14" Steptoe and the S/N was stamped on the top of the ram (like yours) and it did have a similar format to that shown in the S/N book. Although mine was from 1969. Yours looks...
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    1939 Sundstrand drive 10EE in Virginia

    Looks like US Army Ordnance Corps logo. Orig based out of Fort Lee, VA (now renamed Fort Gregg-Adams). Located south of Richmond near Petersburg, VA. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Army_Ordnance_Corps The lathe in post #1 was located about 100 miles west of Petersburg.
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    Year of Mfg of Monarch 10EE

    That seems like a whole lotta lathes in one year. It was the war years, and a lot was produced. I wonder if some of those s/n's covered various specilaized tooling, machines returned for repurpose, rework, special projects, etc. IOW... each s/n may not represent a discreet full standalone...
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    Year of Mfg of Monarch 10EE

    My S/N ref book would place that S/N about 1942. You might check the S/N "Sticky Thread" at the top of the Monarch forum as well. https://www.practicalmachinist.com/forum/threads/general-information-s-n-registry-history-patents-tooling-etc.393192/
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    WTB: Clausing 85xx, Millrite, etc

    Clausing 8520 in Austin, TX https://www.facebook.com/groups/666311770168640/permalink/2881514811981647/?sale_post_id=2881514811981647
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    Hardinge indexer "clones"

    @stephen thomas : I believe I have solved your original question that started this thread. While searching for old dividing head images from this mornings other "Hardinge Thread"... I realized I had a 12 page "Hardinge Collet Index Fixtures" in my collection of machine brochures. Brochure is...
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    Help Identify This Hardinge Hand Tool?

    I believe that "blocky" style design dividing head is the "first variant" style. I have no idea where the photo/illustration came from. Agree on the tailstock and those thumbscrews, have never seen those before. Perhaps its a pre-production illustration? Perhaps @L Vanice knows more?
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    Help Identify This Hardinge Hand Tool?

    If anyone 'Has to Have" an original cast iron style Hardinge drawbar spanner wrench, that pre-dates the more common hardened/sheet steel wrench, there is one on ebay now @ $95. LINK HERE Images for future reference:
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    Kennedy model 516

    It's in pretty sad shape. Can't see it being worth much at all. Is there something unique about it other than being an older chest?
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    Hardinge indexer "clones"

    To add more mystery to it all... You would recognize this tailstock to be one that goes w/ the typical Hardinge HV-4N type indexers. But a closer look at this one and it is marked... "Tree Machine Tool Co, Inc, Racine, WI". My theory is the design for these were licensed to Tree for their own...
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    HLV-H serial no. list? Trying to date this one

    My 1983 S/N reference book places it at 1971
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    Modular 10EE 208V to 240V conversion

    Good to here he is OK. Can you relay to him that Thermite is gone?
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    Not something you see everyday: Bridgeport load

    Exactly! @Belmont Nice photo! Thanks for posting! Tell us the back story on the machines :-) Don't worry about those haters, they are all miserable deplorable POS's living their own unhappy miserable lives. Just ignore them.