The Ames milling machine

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The Ames milling machine

Post by spro » Wed Jun 05, 2013 4:04 am

These are rare. To consider or understand how they work is knowledge. Somebody here has one and perhaps adds some information. There was a straight mill then a different, unique machine, universal in most planes. TIA. :)

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Re: The Ames milling machine

Post by elm53 » Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:20 am

B.C.Ames made a small horizontal mill and also made the Triplex... lathe.mill,and drill.these are rare as hens teeth and a neat machine!.

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Re: The Ames milling machine

Post by Howard Gorin » Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:16 am

I got a B C Ames Triplex milling machine for a museum in Waltham, MA The machines rests unassembled, unseen in the basement.
The machine is more a curiosity then a practical machine.

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Re: The Ames milling machine-1

Post by ken572 » Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:54 am

All,

I can't remember where and or when I found these
but here you go. :wink: 8)
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Note: more in, The Ames milling machine-2 8)

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Re: The Ames milling machine-2

Post by ken572 » Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:58 am

Here is the rest.
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1 more in The Ames milling machine-3

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Re: The Ames milling machine - 3

Post by ken572 » Sun Oct 20, 2013 9:05 am

Last One.
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Re: The Ames milling machine

Post by spro » Mon Oct 21, 2013 4:33 pm

Ken, I really appreciate the pictures. One of these graced the cover of HSM or related publication years ago but I think it was a different one.

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Re: The Ames milling machine

Post by ken572 » Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:52 pm

spro wrote:Ken, I really appreciate the pictures. One of these graced the cover of HSM or related publication years ago but I think it was a different one.
Thanks spro,

I remembered I had these pictures when I read this post.

I just can't remember from where.. :roll: :oops: :lol: :lol:

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Re: The Ames milling machine

Post by ctwo » Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:39 pm

Wow, Ken. You have such a wealth of information to share, it's wonderful.
Standards are so important that everyone must have their own...
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Re: The Ames milling machine

Post by Frank Ford » Sun Oct 27, 2013 9:32 pm

I'm really glad there isn't one of those for sale nearby me - I'd have some serious trouble resisting. . .
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Re: The Ames milling machine

Post by Aderondacker » Tue Jan 28, 2014 9:02 pm

I have this machine and have been looking for info on it. I use it in my business on a daily basis, still accurate but limited on size

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Re: The Ames milling machine

Post by ken572 » Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:47 pm

Aderondacker wrote:I have this machine and have been looking for info on it. I use it in my business on a daily basis, still accurate but limited on size
Go here,

http://www.industrialmanuals.com/ames-m-121.php

They might help.

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