I just found an old Becker Lincoln horizontal mill and fell in love.
The image below is from lathes.co.uk
The outboard support for the arbor with its own ways must close the structural loop beautifully!
Does anyone have information on them?
I rescued about the same machine from the scrapyard a few months ago. #10 B&S taper spindle...Looks like they were made with different bed lengths.
The biggest problem with mine is about half of the bull-gear is broken off and missing. It would be great if you were willing to count the teeth on yours and post the number. I think I came up with 132 as an estimate, but the real number would be a big help.
This is my Becker Mill, sorry for the cluttered pics. The third picture is my X axis power feed. Since the OEM powerfeed pieces were gone, I made my own from a treadmill motor, a 60:1 right angle gearbox from a center pivot, and some scrap iron I had laying around. The motor is reversible and works very well. I used the potentiometer from the treadmill control panel.
Clever solution Tom! Sadly I lost the Becker at auction. Two other guys got in a bidding war and quadrupled the price after I dropped out. It went for twice what I paid for all three of my mills ( a LeBlond, a Cincinnati, and a Hendy-Norton)