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    Hi, Im new to these boards. Im in the process of setting up a Home shop. Today I brought home my new to me Bridgeport.


    It came with a old vise made by "bees Mfg." I have never seen this name before. Anyone know much about these vises? Im really excited about the mill. I also picked up a nice Logan 10" lathe a few weeks ago. Its kind of frustrating since these toys will have to sit in storage untill I build my shop in a year. But I thought Id share a pic and say Hi!
    JP

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    Howdy.
    Smitty.... Ride Hard, Die Fast

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    • #3
      Congrats!
      Love bridgeports and Logan too.
      http://www.jjjtrain.com/vms/lessons_..._machines.html
      Some good info on the Bridgeport history

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      • #4
        Welcome to Gossip Central!

        Too bad we don't know who you are or where you are. I'd be happy to store all that iron for ya 'til next year.

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        • #5
          here is the logan. I just completely cleaned and repainted it after a near complete tear down.
          And since everyone likes pics. This is my free rockwell carbide tool cutter. It was given to me about 10 years ago. I didnt even know what it was. I always planed to cut it up and make a grinding wheel out of it. Boy, Am I glad I never "got around" to destroying it!

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            • #7
              Well, actually its a Montgomery Wards lathe, made by logan. Anyone know when it was made? It has a flat belt, but a V belt off the motor.

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              • #8
                Alistair will swoon at the powder blue.
                Nice job. Steve
                Steve

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                • #9
                  Both Sears & MW sold metal lathes (and shapers) during the late 1940's until around the 1960's.

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                  Barry Milton
                  Barry Milton

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                  • #10
                    If you go to www.loganact.com and check the "lathe dept", there is a listing of serial numbers and dates. Wards have special numbers, Logans have 5 digits.

                    Might or might not be a Wards. Mine looks like a wards, meaning it looks like yours.

                    But it is actually a very early Logan made in Feb 1942, when they probably gathered up anything that would put a machine together and filled Army orders. Mine went to the Corps of Engineers.
                    1601

                    Keep eye on ball.
                    Hashim Khan

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                    • #11
                      Thanks for the link. Late 1947. Its definately a Wards. Still has the label on it.

                      [This message has been edited by spam4einstein (edited 05-05-2005).]

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                      • #12
                        Welcome to the forum. JRouche
                        My old yahoo group. Bridgeport Mill Group

                        https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/...port_mill/info

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                        • #13
                          HMMMMM. Looks like a set of Atlas legs under your Logan

                          TC

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