Mystery horizontal mill

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I don't know the maker, but I think they call those a universal(?) type because of the pivot at the table.

Huh, I was driving around 695 about 2 hours ago on my way to the in-laws.
 

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Where do you live? I am in Arnold but work across from the aquarium in Baltimore.
 

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I was just watching some of your videos on Youtube. Nice work! I like the horizontal mills for some unknown reason. Would love to meet up some time if you aren't too far away.
 

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I think ThunderDog might have touched on this...I see X axis wheel and Y axis wheel, what is the 3rd diagonal wheel's purpose?
 

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Wouldn't the 3rd diagonal wheel be the Z axis wheel? I think the rotatary indexing table is interesting.
 

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OK, I will probably be going on Sunday to look at this mystery machine. Looking at the pictures again and IMing with the owner, I note the following:
1. The arbor (unknown size at this point) goes all the way through, so there is no provision for collets or end mill holders. There is no way to add a screw-on adapter, like I can get for using on my lathe from mymachineshop.net. How would I address that?
2. The table looks pretty darn rusty and looks like more than surface rust.
3. There are no drive pulleys or motor.

I don't mind a project, that is part of the fun of something like this. Considering that I could buy a complete Atlas horizontal with some tooling for $750, what would you pay for this machine? He is asking $600 obo. I'm not sure I could see paying more than $200 to $250.

Input appreciated.
 

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I think ThunderDog might have touched on this...I see X axis wheel and Y axis wheel, what is the 3rd diagonal wheel's purpose?
The "diagonal" hand wheel would be for the raising and lowering of the knee.
What I was mentioning is the cylindrical portion under the x axis. That cylindrical section having graduations to permit the pivoting of the table to a specific degree. But, it's hard to tell with that photo.

Honestly, after having scraped my Wells Index milling machine that would be a fun little project to cleanup and scrape back to original.
 

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ThunderDog, I was watching a nice looking Index machine for only $900 but it has been rake down. Looked a little smaller than a Bridgeport. Maybe it will come back up if it didn't sell.
 

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