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Manufactured/Badged by:
Clausing Industrial, Inc.
Kalamazoo, MI

True Manufacturer:
Atlas Press Co., Kalamazoo, MI
Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery & Metal Working Machinery
Machine Type: Mill, Vertical
Machine Size: 6" X 24" table
Submitted By: Robbie Field
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: 8520
Date of Manufacturer: Aprox. late 40's early 50's?
Serial Number: 003142
Last Updated 4/10/2012 11:53:39 AM

I acquired this vertical mill from a clock manufacturing company in Chicago in 2002. The mill is aproximattely 1/3rd the size of the common large models you usually see. I was told by the person I bought from that the machine is a "model makers" mill and that they are very uncommon. I have never seen another one for sale but have heard of other machines being out their. I would like to know more about the machine or at least how many were made? To my amazment, parts can still be acquired through Atlas tool company. When I intially bought the mill it had one, two or three collets, luckily I easily acquired the rest and they were not expensive at all. The Mill works as good as any of the larger sized Clausing or Bridgeport mills I have used in the past and I use if for nearly everything I make both in wood or in metal.

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Comments: Side view of the large Clausing company logo & F & R switch
Source: Picture taken by owner Robbie Field
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Comments: Front of the mill shown with a (The Skinner Chuck Co.) vise
Source: Picture taken by Robbie Field
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Comments: Label on the top above the Quill
Source: Picture by: Rob field
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Comments: Close up of the table and adjusting handles. Table measures 24" X 6"
Source: Pic. By Rob Field
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Comments: Up close tto show the original Forward and Reverse switch I re-wired it when I first received it.
Source: By Rob Field
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Comments: Side view of vertical mill Floor model
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