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The Atlantic “geared-head” miller was manufactured by the Atlantic Machinery Corporation of 149 Broadway, New York. in, so far as can be ascertained, the 1930s and 1940s. The 1 hp drive motor was held within the cast iron base – which also held the standard-fit coolant pump and tank – and drove up via twin V belts to a 6-speed gearbox, contained with the body of the miller, and holding gears which were all forged and hardened; whilst the standard machine was dispatched with a bottom speed of 150 rpm and a top of 675 rpm, alternative ranges were available to special order including 200 to 900 rpm and 3000 to 1350 rpm.

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From 1935 the Lewis Machine Tool Company of 3017 North Main Street, Los Angeles 31, California, U.S.A supplied sets of castings and associated parts from which it was possible (give reasonable workshop facilities and a degree of skill) to build a range of powered workshop equipment. Amongst the more ambitious projects offered were a 10-inch shaper, a small horizontal miller, a mechanical hacksaw and both bench and pillar drills.

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