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    I can recognize most of those machines, but the one in the last picture is stumping me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bruce.desertrat View Post
    I can recognize most of those machines, but the one in the last picture is stumping me.
    Vertical lathe, aka vertical boring mill, with dual toolposts, about 48". They also were made in a turret variety of multiple toolholders on a single toolpost. To the left of the base is a counterweight going through the floor, that and gearbox provide power feed. Bullard, Niles and King might be best known of many brands.
    Largest I ran was 12 foot table; largest ever marveled at was 28'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bruce.desertrat View Post
    I can recognize most of those machines, but the one in the last picture is stumping me.
    Looks like an ok
    old Bullard Vertical turrent lathe.


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