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    Default Old milling machine

    Hi guys,
    I have an old milling machine made by Wheeler machinery in Batemans bay and wish to find out some of its history - searches on Google didn't help so I am turning to you to see if any of you know anything, have a tool made by them or whatever- The mill has 2 3 ph. motors running a vertical or horizontal spindle, no power feed but a useful little mill nonetheless.
    in anticipation

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alf Scotting View Post
    Hi guys,
    I have an old milling machine made by Wheeler machinery in Batemans bay and wish to find out some of its history - searches on Google didn't help so I am turning to you to see if any of you know anything, have a tool made by them or whatever- The mill has 2 3 ph. motors running a vertical or horizontal spindle, no power feed but a useful little mill nonetheless.
    in anticipation

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    That is quite a handy unit! Small footprint and fairly tall looking tool-to-table space.
    Well done and good luck with research. Have you tried the scanned newspapers on 'Trove'? It is a wonderful online service provided by the National Library of Australia.
    regs,
    Andrew OC
    'Waratah' spring hammer by Hands & Scott c.1911- 20, 'Duffy, Todd & Williams' spring hammer c.1920, Premo lathe- 1953, Premo filing machine.

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    The Batemans Bay Historical Society may know something of the company. To me the Wheeler transfer has a 70s vibe.

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    Also there can't have been many foundries locally to make something such big castings, if any of them are still around they might know something?

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