I was perusing Facebook Marketplace yesterday for the Baltimore area and saw an ad for a Hamilton Associates bench mill in Ohio for $200. It was made in Baltimore, Maryland and they made these bench mills, a horizontal mill, and a lathe for school shops primarily. I live in the area and never heard of them. The posting disappeared quickly so it must have sold.
I had the same feeling before and then I got the big score, for me anyway, with the dividing head,rotary table,2 chucks and QCTP,wich I got at the scrap yard for $57 US dollars worth about $2 800. Your time will come Downunder Bob.