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Moog Hydra-point three-axis, numerically-controlled miller was manufactured in England during the 1960s by Moog Hydra-point Ltd. on a machine made by the Bridgeport subsidiary, Adcock & Shipley Ltd.The machine was designed for straight-line milling, drilling, reaming, boring and tapping and was controlled by a numerical control unit, with pneumatic tape reading, that took standard 1-inch wide 8-track paper tape. Both the cutting tool and the workpiece were positioned hydraulically.

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Here’s a unique US Burke Mill combined with a Burgmaster turret drill. The ad claims it converts in seconds. I question how many people want to rotate their turret mill back and forth for a turret drill. I guess this setup didn’t go over well. This was done about 1970, which was about the time Burgmaster, US-Burke, and Powermatic were all under the umbrella of Houdaille Industries.

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Manufactured by Herman Beichle of Heidenheim-Schnaitheim, in Germany, the massively-builtĀ Combined Universal Die Milling Machine. The practical result of this arrangement was that, at one setting a job could be machined on several sides in a number of angular positions – and even radial surfaces that transformed into planes could be completed in one operation (i.e. both circular and straight milling was possible in one continuous operation) the makers claiming that the transition from one to another would be invisible on the finished article

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In 1986 Cunliffe and Croom, based at their Broughton Works in Edward Street, Manchester, had become a Limited Company and were amongst the first sixteen firms to contribute share capital to the new Machine Tool and Engineering Federation, Ltd. a grouping that was to become the (British) Machine Tool Trades Association.This is a late-model Cuncliffe & Croom vertical milling machine.

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Any Fray attachment or mill owners out there?All Fray millers were designed by an Englishman (born in Hale, Lancashire), James H. Richards, a man who became president and CEO of the Company. Mr. Richards also held patents for an inside/outside micrometer, a pneumatic grease gun and a form of worm-drive steering gear. He was the grandchild of steam engine inventorĀ Richard Trevithick.

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