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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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Girth Gear and Rider Ring for Sugar Mill made by Falk Corporation in Wisconsin. This was purchased by Colorado Fuel and Iron and used by Union Sugar Division of Consolidated Foods Corporation. Original Falk caption reads, “This is the first diffuser gear of this size to be cut at Falk. The process used to cut this gear was also new. It consisted of single position indexing and form milling cutters to produce the involute profile on the teeth.

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Naomi Parker Fraley, the inspiration for the iconic female World War II factory worker Rosie the Riveter, has died. She was 96.The Tulsa, Oklahoma, native, who was born on August 26, 1921, died on Saturday in Longview, Washington, according to the New York Times. The California waitress-turned-factory worker began her job at the Naval Air Station in Alameda and was among the first women to be assigned to the machine shop after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in late 1941.Then in 1942, 20-year-old Fraley posed for a photograph wearing her signature red-and-white-polka-dot bandana and working on a Pratt & Whitney 12″ vertical shaper, for a photographer touring the Naval Air Station

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