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klondikebike
03-20-2007, 02:54 PM
This is driving me nuts. I have a BP mill, and the serial # on the knee doesn't match anything that i've read on BP serial #s and years of manufacture. The # is 12/BR 828306. The 6 at the end throws me. The 82830 works for a mid '60s mill, but the 6 digit doesn't match at all. Anyone? Lathesuk has a good site for serial # matching, but mine doesn't.

pcarpenter
03-20-2007, 05:10 PM
Could it be new enough that it is one of the mills produced since Hardinge bought the rights? I don't think those are represented in the lathes.co.uk listing. There is a fairly new one in a nearby building here on campus at Bradley. I don't know if its new enough that its made by Hardinge, but I can check and see what I see.

Could it be a ding that makes something else look like an 8?

Paul

Mcchin Jig & Fixture
03-26-2007, 10:59 PM
pcarpenter,
I received your private message about the #3 SIP reamer guide arm that you purchased. Did you receive MY reply?

lazlo
03-26-2007, 11:03 PM
This is driving me nuts. I have a BP mill, and the serial # on the knee doesn't match anything that i've read on BP serial #s and years of manufacture. The # is 12/BR 828306. The 6 at the end throws me.

Yeah, you have one extra digit for a 1965 Bridgeport J-Head. :confused:

http://www.metalwebnews.com/howto/bridgeport/bridgeport.html
http://www.machinebuildne.com/bridgeport_facts.htm