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Sold: Dore Westbury Mk. 1 milling machine in superb condition.

Dore Westbury Vertical Milling Machine. This fine example was made some years ago by a gold-medal winning model engineer – and then used, very carefully, in the building of his models. The miller really is superbly made and finished with no play and only a small amount of backlash in the table feedscrews.  I have recently cleaned, inspected and tested the machine and it performs perfectly – I was unable to find any faults. The table and machine vice are unmarked, as are the handles and dials. The spindle has no measurable play and everything moves smoothly and locks firmly. Paintwork was finished to good standard – though there are a few age related marks – and the bright metalwork to a similar standard with some elements polished. As can be seen in the photographs, it has a single-phase motor,  the optional and useful extra-long column and sits on a wooden unit with drawers and a shop-made fibreglass drip tray - which does have a crack in one corner. There are some accessories including: the proper machine vice, an Arrand milling chuck and collets and a modern ER16 collet chuck (not shown). This is a very fine example of a Dore Westury and it would, I think, be difficult to find better. I would be amazed if a buyer felt any disappointed upon seeing the machine. Viewing welcome. I will be away over Easter, so email me and I will make whatever arrangements suit. £1200 




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United Kingdom
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