Brown & Sharp N0. 1 Milling Machine

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Re: Brown & Sharp N0. 1 Milling Machine

Post by spro » Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:46 pm

Great info Ronald. It looks as the O/A was an accessory. So all I mentioned about tie bars is wrong about this machine. The very earliest ones had a stub arbor. As the arbors grew longer there was O/A support but no evident way to affix it to the knee in this transition period.

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Re: Brown & Sharp N0. 1 Milling Machine

Post by RONALD » Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:52 am

~ 65 years later, the #1 was no longer produced, and the #2 light was a 3HP robust machine.
In the photo the machinist is spiral milling using all the supports the machine has.
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Re: Brown & Sharp N0. 1 Milling Machine

Post by H&NERY » Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:18 pm

Thanks, The history of these old machines are just fascinating to me. Not to hack my own post but I acquired a cool old Reed-Prentice Co. Lathe today to compliment my mill. My pictures are not very good, the Lathe is buried in this guys shop right now. I just couldn't pass it up for $100. It has a 4 jaw chuck and a couple of face plates with it plus the change gears. It looks to have about a 14 inch swing. Has had a funky belt drive added to it but did not hurt the Lathe.
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Re: Brown & Sharp N0. 1 Milling Machine

Post by spro » Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:39 pm

Yeh Reed Prentiss. A buddy of mine had one of those. Your later pix will do it justice for these were very heavy lathes for their swing. Tremendous stability and raw power. The saddle itself weighed LOTS but there were great wide ways which weren't worn too bad.

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Re: Brown & Sharp N0. 1 Milling Machine

Post by spro » Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:20 pm

I am totally embarrassed by misspelling Prentice. I received a call while posting and let it go. :(

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Re: Brown & Sharp N0. 1 Milling Machine

Post by spro » Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:37 pm

We can look at later Reed Prentice gear head lathes, all the shift handles etc. It all started with these early ones.

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Re: Brown & Sharp N0. 1 Milling Machine

Post by spro » Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:28 pm

Back to the Brown & Sharpe #1; Howzit going ?

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Re: Brown & Sharp N0. 1 Milling Machine

Post by H&NERY » Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:44 am

Working on getting it home, it's in Tennesse and I'm in Wisconsin. Hoping my trucker can pick it up next week.

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Re: Brown & Sharp N0. 1 Milling Machine

Post by spro » Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:47 pm

Okay, sounds cool. He knows what to look for, right? If that tooling is still in the tool crib, it should be banded around so the door won't open. If it becomes too awkward to load as it is... then yes, allow for that. Pay for the time to remove the cast outboard supports. You can shim them later if it comes to that. The beauty is that these are intact/unbroken and that is a long ride ( in possible tricky weather).
I'm almost positive that you and he know what to see at the location. A dividing head was part of the deal. I still imagine two or more dividing heads at the location. The shiny one may not be the one. A slightly crusty one with the "tail" to accept your gears, is the one. Sure, give your buddy a picture of what they look like and be in communication while he is there. Heck, he could send... well anyway, don't overlook the main protections of the universal mill.

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Re: Brown & Sharp N0. 1 Milling Machine

Post by H&NERY » Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:52 pm

So here it is, finally got my mill home, I am very pleased with what I got.
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Re: Brown & Sharp N0. 1 Milling Machine

Post by H&NERY » Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:55 pm

Here are some pictures of some of the tooling and other toys that came with it.
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Re: Brown & Sharp N0. 1 Milling Machine

Post by H&NERY » Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:56 pm

Couple more pictures.
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