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Looking for older Brown and Sharpe Universal mill to run on line shaft

Stevenewonics

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Does anyone know of an older universal mill that can be restored to run on a line shaft that is available for purchase?

Preferably already restored but at least in reasonably good condition

Thanks
 
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Steven,
I know of one setting inside that might fill the bill but it's a long
ways away. NW PA to Salt Lake sounds like a long trip. I think it is a single over arm machine that was running until it was stored in the back room. Not sure if it is universal or plain. If you are really interested I could get pics.
spaeth
 
Steven,
I know of one setting inside that might fill the bill but it's a long
ways away. NW PA to Salt Lake sounds like a long trip. I think it is a single over arm machine that was running until it was stored in the back room. Not sure if it is universal or plain. If you are really interested I could get pics.
spaeth
Most likely anything is going to be a ways away from Salt Lake. Not a lot of history for that stuff in this area. Send me a pic and any info you have on it, thanks
 
Detour 30min north of Detroit and I’ll load this lathe on your trailer for $300. I’ve been trying to save it for years but it’s going to the pot. I have a small pile of Armstrong tool holders that are going with it.

Andy
 

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Does anyone know of an older universal mill that can be restored to run on a line shaft that is available for purchase?

Preferably already restored but at least in reasonably good condition

Thanks
Oh, you gotta give us more than that:). Are you building a line-shaft shop or adding onto one? Any pictures?

I don't have a universal to offer unfortunately. I have a couple old line shaft production mills, including a B&S #12, but they still need a lot of work and not sure if I'm up to letting them go given my own line-shaft aspirations.
 
Detour 30min north of Detroit and I’ll load this lathe on your trailer for $300. I’ve been trying to save it for years but it’s going to the pot. I have a small pile of Armstrong tool holders that are going with it.

Andy
That's a beautiful old lathe, if I was in the neighborhood I'd be tempted but I have 3 lathes and I'm running out of room.

Steve
 
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Oh, you gotta give us more than that:). Are you building a line-shaft shop or adding onto one? Any pictures?

I don't have a universal to offer unfortunately. I have a couple old line shaft production mills, including a B&S #12, but they still need a lot of work and not sure if I'm up to letting them go given my own line-shaft aspirations.
I recently retired and am setting about putting one together. I have collected just about everything I need including steam engines, machine tools, wood working tools and some forge stuff. really just don't have a mill. Was a mechanical engineer and have a big interest in the earlier stuff. Most of my stuff dates into the mid to late 1800s but a few things from the early 1900s as well. I'm out of town this week but I can post some pictures next week if there is an interest. All stored in a warehouse right now but building a big pole barn to put it in.

Steve
 
I recently retired and am setting about putting one together. I have collected just about everything I need including steam engines, machine tools, wood working tools and some forge stuff. really just don't have a mill. Was a mechanical engineer and have a big interest in the earlier stuff. Most of my stuff dates into the mid to late 1800s but a few things from the early 1900s as well. I'm out of town this week but I can post some pictures next week if there is an interest. All stored in a warehouse right now but building a big pole barn to put it in.

Steve
Keep us posted. I like seeing these old machines set-up like they were intended.

I've got a similar project going but still a long ways to go.
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