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Manufactured/Badged by:
Wadkin Ltd.

True Manufacturer:
Wadkin Ltd., Nottingham
Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Mill, Vertical
Machine Size:
Submitted By: John Vannisselroy
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: LP Boring & Recessing Machine
Date of Manufacturer:
Serial Number:
Last Updated 9/12/2018 11:20:40 AM

I bought this in October, 2017, in Auckland, New Zealand. I finally got it home to Wellington (425 miles) in August, 2018.

I don't know the history of the machine, except that it was tested at the Wadkin factory on 1st September, 1925. In spite of indications that it was originally flat belt driven, the test report indicates it was equipped with the currect Parkinson electric motor at that time - although the motor was then floor mounted.

This is the little brother to the more common Wadkin LQ, at half the weight (7 cwt) and slightly smaller capacity (e.g it has a 20" throat vrs 21" on the LQ)

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Comments: The spindle rises and falls; the table has vertical, lateral and longitudinal movement, as well as it can be rotated 45 degrees each way.
Source: Seller's photograph.
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