Here I stick my neck out.. About 40 years and more ago, Hardinge had a series of small horizontal knee mills WWII surplus that took the small Bridgeport "M" heads (no back gear/ 1hp.)The head replaced the Arbor support. The table was about 6X24" and 8"Yx 18"X 10Z (knee.) The footprint was about 3'x3'x4'high. In the modelshop we used the horizontal for almost every thing in the other thread about(Horizontal mill?) They (2) got as much use as our Bridgeport!
It would probably need scraping out, but on one at work in the 60's we had a fellow do about 200" .032 wide by .125 deep without breaking a cutter on one that needed a lot of TLC.. It is small enough that taking the parts to machine shop for Turcite 'B' or just gib work would be no problem. Find out for sure before ordering!!!
If I could lay my fingers on one at low cost I would love it.
If the Cataract Miller had arbor round three inch support attachment holes 8" above the spindle and were mounted on a drip pan machine base, it would be what I remember.
Again, a wonderful machine.
[This message has been edited by toff (edited 08-05-2001).]
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