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spope14
11-02-2003, 05:01 PM
I was askedthe question about the head letters on Brodgeports - the question being "How did they come up with calling it a "J" head, or "M" Head?

I had always thought it was generation of head, #1 Bridgeport being the "A" head. Thought I heard the old curator of the Am. Precision Museum saying this, but not sure as i have seen some inconsistancies in this.

Info needed by Thursday so I can say I was right, or gladly admit an error and say that "you heard it here".

jlrsn
11-03-2003, 12:31 AM
spope14,
Always enjoy reading your postings. You might have been to this site many times in the past but take a look at:
http://www.lathes.co.uk/bridgeport/
The only head variant not mentioned in this site is the "H" Head which was speacially made for Hardinge Horizontal Mills. This posting gives a run down of the "C" and "H" Heads:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Hardinge-Mill/message/287com/group/Hardinge-Mill/message/287
If necessary cut and paste the above URL to where it ends with 287.
Good luck,
Jim Larsen