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    In a recent post Rich posted a picture of his Bridgeport.



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



    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 ?
    .

    Sir John , Earl of Bligeport & Sudspumpwater. MBE [ Motor Bike Engineer ] Nottingham England.




  • #2
    I believe yours is more common John..

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    • #3
      think he has the round ram base on it .

      all the best.markj

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      • #4
        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.

        If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something........

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        • #5
          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.
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          • #6
            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.
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            • #7
              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.
              .

              Sir John , Earl of Bligeport & Sudspumpwater. MBE [ Motor Bike Engineer ] Nottingham England.



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              • #8
                Originally posted by John Stevenson
                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-.../picture-1.jpg
                I just need one more tool,just one!

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                • #9
                  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.
                  .

                  Sir John , Earl of Bligeport & Sudspumpwater. MBE [ Motor Bike Engineer ] Nottingham England.



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                  • #10
                    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.
                    Don Young

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                    • #11
                      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

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by John Stevenson
                        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...
                        Precision takes time.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by John Stevenson
                          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/sho...tal+bridgeport

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