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John Stevenson
03-22-2011, 06:58 PM
In a recent post Rich posted a picture of his Bridgeport.

http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj220/StationarySteam/Shop%20Tools/PA1900132.jpg

Not a good picture in relation to what i want to ask but here is mine.

http://www.stevenson-engineers.co.uk/files/bridgyhead4.jpg

Note how the head fits between the two.

Mine has bolts from the top going into a cruciform, Rich's presumably has Tee studs in a circular slot hanging down into cast pockets.

All the ones on Tony's site are like mine with long bolts and i have only seen the long bolt model so is Rich's machine a common design ?

j king
03-22-2011, 07:23 PM
I believe yours is more common John..

aboard_epsilon
03-22-2011, 07:29 PM
think he has the round ram base on it .

all the best.markj

Bill Pace
03-22-2011, 07:50 PM
Ignore the ENCO logo and does this look like Richs, or what? Those Chinese can do a clone pretty good. Tho there are some differences, a big one is the ENCO has box ways - its about 3 yrs old.

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b301/pace1980/IMG_1736.jpg

lane
03-22-2011, 07:56 PM
His is the old style base for round ram. John yours is like all the others. Bridgeport changed the base when they got away from the round ram.

Weston Bye
03-22-2011, 08:00 PM
Mine is like John's. Most that I've seen are also. Used to be that I thought a Bridgeport was beyond my means so I never paid much attention. Now that I have one, I have began to notice the differences.

John Stevenson
03-22-2011, 08:06 PM
Thanks, that explains it all.
One last question / query.

Some while ago, 2 - 3 years ? there was a post on here I think about a machine for sale on CL ? which turned out to be a much modified Bridgy.
The part I can remember was it had a riser block fitted that had a horizontal spindle fitted to the riser.
I saved the pic, very small and not too clear but have lost it.
Anyone got a copy? I think that one had these pockets for the head but not sure on that one.

wierdscience
03-22-2011, 08:45 PM
Thanks, that explains it all.
One last question / query.

Some while ago, 2 - 3 years ? there was a post on here I think about a machine for sale on CL ? which turned out to be a much modified Bridgy.
The part I can remember was it had a riser block fitted that had a horizontal spindle fitted to the riser.
I saved the pic, very small and not too clear but have lost it.
Anyone got a copy? I think that one had these pockets for the head but not sure on that one.

Was it a Bridgeport or a Wells Index? A Wells Index 860 comes to mind,never been close to one,but they look handy-

http://www.lislesurplus.com/W/Wells-index-860-vertical-horizontal-mill-very-good/picture-1.jpg

John Stevenson
03-22-2011, 08:48 PM
No it was a Bridgy and it was all home made by the guy selling it, a retired toolmaker.
The horizontal spindle was powered by a vertical head on it's side.

Don Young
03-22-2011, 10:55 PM
I once saw a Bridgeport with a horizontal spindle in a riser block. I did not look at it closely but it appeared to be a well built part from an iron casting so I thought it was a commercially made item. I do not recall what it had for a drive.

Davo J
03-22-2011, 11:05 PM
I remember that one and think I have the picture saved. I will go through them latter and see if I can find it for you.

Dave

.RC.
03-22-2011, 11:25 PM
No it was a Bridgy and it was all home made by the guy selling it, a retired toolmaker.
The horizontal spindle was powered by a vertical head on it's side.

That could be handy at times... Be like a mini horizontal borer...

dfw5914
03-23-2011, 12:29 AM
Thanks, that explains it all.
One last question / query.

Some while ago, 2 - 3 years ? there was a post on here I think about a machine for sale on CL ? which turned out to be a much modified Bridgy.
The part I can remember was it had a riser block fitted that had a horizontal spindle fitted to the riser.
I saved the pic, very small and not too clear but have lost it.
Anyone got a copy? I think that one had these pockets for the head but not sure on that one.

Found it:


http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/showthread.php?t=36330&highlight=interesting+horizontal+bridgeport