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I just posted this over in the Bridgeport section
but figured I'd slap it here as well. I acquired a couple of (free!) machines which came from a small maintenance shop and were...
I just acquired - for the low, low price of nothing, two things:
1) 1957 Series I J-Head Bridgeport - pancake motor
2) 1957 (near as I can tell) Hardinge HLV Lathe
Overall, I don't think that - given their age - they're too bad off. They certainly need some extra special TLC...
I purchased a 10x36 Cincinnati Hydra-shift that is in decent mechanical condition, but is about as ugly as they come. I'm guessing that it was in a shop in the 1980s when things got slow and someone was told to paint the lathe. That person didn't clean the lathe first, so that is why I have...