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Offline bob ward

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Electrakeen branded model makers mill
« on: April 17, 2018, 12:03:09 AM »
I've just acquired this cute little model makers mill, it has a built-in 8" rotary table, all very upmarket. I've done the googling, looked on lathes.co.uk but I can't find any background on the mill. I'm thinking it was made in the 1950s and it was aimed at the well heeled model maker, does anyone know more? More pictures here, go to post #2146.     http://metalworkforums.com/f65/t140510-todays-tools-gloat/page-144

Here's hoping the picture attachment thingy works.


Offline PJPickard

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Re: Electrakeen branded model makers mill
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2018, 01:38:41 AM »
Take a look at the BCA mill page on Tony's site
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Offline Pete49

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Re: Electrakeen branded model makers mill
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2018, 06:24:39 AM »
good one Bob  :cartwheel:
I used to have a friend.....but the rope broke and he ran away :(

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Re: Electrakeen branded model makers mill
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2018, 07:01:31 AM »
Its based on a Mk 3 BCA which someone has taken off the lovely two speed beautifully balanced three phase motor and made up a huge bracket and put a single phase motor on it. It has 6 slots on the table  :noidea: normally the BCAs have 4 and other copies 3.

Sorry can't help more as I cannot see the pics on the other forum.

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Offline John Hill

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Re: Electrakeen branded model makers mill
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2018, 12:51:05 AM »
I think the label indicates it was sold in Auckland, New Zealand.