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Denbigh model "C" milling machine

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stuarthiggs

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Hi all,

I've recently purchased a 1936 Denbigh model "C" horizontal milling machine, which looks in fairly good nick. The previous owner painted it prior to selling, so I need to clean the painted over joints, etc. ...

It is also missing the steady and horizontal arbor, and has a non Denbigh milling attachment. The handles that seem to relate to the feed are missing, so I'll make some new ones. The feed shaft down to the table does rotate, however, so I'm thinking a stripped gear is the culprit there ...

I'm currently looking for some documentation on the machine. As far as I can tell, there wasn't a manual, but some technical documents given with it. I've found so far:
1) Leaflet / brochure : https://collections.museumvictoria.com.au/items/1511701
2) How to tension the belts : https://collections.museumvictoria.com.au/items/1509799
3) How to remove the hand wheel : https://collections.museumvictoria.com.au/items/1520403
4) Lubrication points : https://collections.museumvictoria.com.au/items/1520404
All thanks to the Victoria museum in Australia for their document collection. The images can be downloaded if you click the full screen and right-click and choose to save

I am now looking for the main drawing of the machine, preferably with dimensions - I need to get the automatic feed working without dismantling the entire machine to find where it goes, and also to make a new horizontal steady.

If anyone can has one of these machines with the steady, and can give detailed dimensions then that would also be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks.
 

NortonDommi

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Nice machine, I've got a Denbigh 24" No. 1 Camelback Drill. Built to last a century or two that's for sure.
 

Dredb

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Steady? Is that the knee brace? If the cross feed shaft at the side of the machine isn't turning, check the shear pin in the drive sprocket.
 
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