Factory work old factory milling machine machine tools antique tools old tools turning machine cnc lathe maker shop. Adcock and shipley 1e miller sometimes found branded bridgeport including 1esl 1lsl 1eg 1es 1esg 1eah ej and ah types and others the various suffixes indicating the particular drive system fitted to the table with some of these being factory specials.
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The usa incarnation of bridgeport went bankrupt in about 2002 and the adcock and shipley works were shuttered at that time if not before.
Adcock and shipley. This web publication contains 132716 pages of information and 210233 images on early companies their products and the people who designed and built them. It has a 2 speed three phase motor a 42 x 9 table and what looks like and after market variable speed auto feed to the table. When did adcock shipley stop building bridgeports in the uk and does anyone know if they followed the same numbering sequence or used a different one.
Thanks peter further to john ss answer as made the bridgies with the as name on the plate right up until they were completely bought out by bridgeport and there. Adcock shipley 0 miller fitted with a combination of multiform semi automatic cycle and ordinary power feeds. In about 1968 adcock shipley was acquired by bridgeport owner textron and in 1986 adcock shipleys name was changed to bridgeport machines ltd.
Bridgeport went bankrupt last year and i dont know what happened to the british operation but as they havent made horizontal mills for many years parts may be unavailable. Needs a bilt tlc but is an honest older type machine with v type ram. Discover ideas about factory work.
Graces guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in britain. Where would i find the serial number on a adcock and shipley bridgeport mill. Adcock shipley made bridgeport vertical mills under licence from bridgeport for many years before bridgeport took them over.
Maintenance and operators instruction manual with electrical diagrams. Many adcock shipley advertisements featured the operators at work and this little piece of social history accidentally demonstrates how lightly the issue of safety was taken in the work place if one discounts the hair restraining scarf of the rather attractive girl operator. The number on the knee is 776 which does not relate to any lists.
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