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EddyCurr
12-21-2014, 12:13 AM
Were the motors for Tom Senior M1 mills always located
on top of the column? Or were late-production machines
built with motors fitted underneath in the cabinet?

All the photos I find of the M1 and the Major show their
motors on top.


Lathes UK: Senior (http://www.lathes.co.uk/senior/)

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Daveb
12-21-2014, 08:06 AM
Yes, later ones had the motor in the cabinet, also had box overarm with dovetail slides. Extra long table model was also available.
Dave

EddyCurr
12-21-2014, 12:41 PM
Yes, later ones had the motor in the cabinet, also had box overarm
with dovetail slides. Extra long table model was also available.
Then this example features the relocated motor, but predates the
box overarm w/ dovetail slides. Appears to have a conventional
size 28" x 6.25" table. A 90ļ Vertical Head attachment can be
seen in the chip tray in img #1 & 2.

http://www.slalom4me.com/imaged_a01/jpg/other/tools/mills/2014.12.21_SeniorM1Mill_03c.jpg

In the third image, does that appear to be the rear-mounted belt
guard lying on the floor on the (viewer's) right side of the cabinet,
towards the wall ?

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Darrp
12-21-2014, 06:40 PM
Well it doesnít look like the belt guard to me. I sold mine, so I canít take any specific pics... but here is a side view that may help.

http://i773.photobucket.com/albums/yy16/darren1911/IMG_0875_zpsc82f0734.jpg (http://s773.photobucket.com/user/darren1911/media/IMG_0875_zpsc82f0734.jpg.html)

EddyCurr
12-21-2014, 10:53 PM
Well it doesn’t look like the belt guard to me.I wondered about the colour and the purpose of the step/jog.
Must belong to something else.


I sold mine, so I can’t take any specific pics... but here is
a side view that may help.

Thank you. Your machine looks to have been in very nice condition.
I imagine the present owner paid a respectable price for it and still
feels this was money well spent.

I notice that a Vertical Head Division Ring is mounted to the face of
the outboard arbour bearing flange on your machine, so I presume
you also had the Vertical Head. Although the VH can be seen on the
chip tray of the other machine, there is no sign of the VHDR - I
anticipate that its absence would present an impediment to use of
the Vertical Head.

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EddyCurr
12-21-2014, 11:11 PM
Darrp, the more I look back and forth between your photo and
the ones I posted, the more I come to believe that my initial
impressions about the condition of the base of the cabinet
were incorrect.

Would you agree that that machine is standing on top of a
soiled wood or metal skid of some sort. My first impression
was that there is a heavily rusted flange at the bottom of
the cabinet. Now I think the cabinet is probably fine and
that there is just the edge of a skid of some sort that looks
unattractive.

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Darrp
12-22-2014, 01:18 PM
Good eye to notice the ring, it may be on the vertical head... although I never took mine off much. ;)

I actually think that the base is rusted on that one. It's very thick so it probably wouldn't affect it all that much. On the left side is the tension release for the belt, but it is higher so it shouldn't be rusted.

Here are the pics that I had in my ad on Kijiji... maybe they will help you.



http://s773.photobucket.com/user/darren1911/library/Tom%20Senior%20mill

Darrp
12-22-2014, 01:26 PM
Eddie, I sent you a PM but your box is full. ;)