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Manufactured/Badged by:
B. Elliott and Co.
Willesden London, England

True Manufacturer:
B. Elliott and Co., Willesden London, England
Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Metal Working Machinery
Machine Type: Drill Press
Machine Size: 1 hp
Submitted By: John Vannisselroy
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: Progress No.3A
Date of Manufacturer: 1930s or 1940s?
Serial Number: 2395/173
Last Updated 4/27/2018 12:33:02 AM

Comments:
I'm not at liberty to say where this drill press is. Sufficient to say it's in the lower half of the North Island of New Zealand.

The plant where this is located dates back to 1937, and I suspect this may be part of the original equipment. Edit: I now have confirmation that this drill press came from another building owned by the same company.

With the original motor and five-step pulleys, the press had speeds from 110 to 1780 r.p.m. - however it now appears to have a newer motor with 4-step pulley.

It was hard to establish who made this drill press, but two things confirmed it's a B. Elliott & Co. machine. First was above the serial number it says "B.E.C. M/C No." - BEC almost certainly being B. Elliot & Co. (refer photo 6). Second was the discovery of a second "Progress" drill press at the same plant - this time with a B. Elliott & Co. tag.

Photo 1:

Comments: Left-hand side view.
Source: My photograph.
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Photo 2:

Comments: Right-hand side view.
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Photo 3:

Comments: Front view.
Source: My photograph.
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Photo 4:

Comments: Closer view of forward/reverse switch.
Source: My photograph.
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Comments: Driving belts. The belt cover is hinged at the front.
Source: My photograph.
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Photo 6:

Comments: Manufacturer's tag.
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