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  • Rich Carlstedt
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    Is a round overarm M head machine of about 1940 to 1950 vintage
    The motor is not original and is a retrofit.
    M Head machines came in 3 styles of tapers
    MT 2 ( preferred style, -about 80 % had this taper)
    B & S #7 (tooling is $$$ and hard to find)
    B -2 or B-3 ( Rare )
    The vise looks to be a bridgeport vice but not totally sure

    Rich

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  • Nicad
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    Thanks for the replies. I think I would prefer an R-8 machine.

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  • Toolguy
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    Old BP

    The spindle taper on the M heads only allows up to 1/2 inch shanks unless you can find a rare R8 one. They had various spindle tapers over time.

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    No, but the head looks identical to the Bridgeport head on my Fray #7. Reading the add the poster refers to the vice as a "clamp". There's also a small SB lathe in the background. Wonder if someone is selling off an estate?

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  • John Stevenson
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    Early round ram M type.

    http://www.lathes.co.uk/bridgeport/page15.html

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  • Nicad
    started a topic Anyone know about this model Bridgeport?

    Anyone know about this model Bridgeport?

    Looks interesting because it runs on 115V and has a small table. Not sure of the model number. Any tips appreciated
    http://toronto.kijiji.ca/c-ViewAdLar...AdId=209907693
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