View Full Version : Bridgeport Head Lettering ?

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".

11-03-2003, 12:31 AM
Always enjoy reading your postings. You might have been to this site many times in the past but take a look at:
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:
If necessary cut and paste the above URL to where it ends with 287.
Good luck,
Jim Larsen