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Can just make out the name "Churchill" on the machine, who I believe still manufacture cutting machines
"For over 100 years, the Churchill Machine Tool Company Ltd has been the world leader in the field of Precision Grinding Machines.
From our base in the Northwest of England we have served the United Kingdom, Europe and the World since 1906. As well as supplying new Precision Grinding Machines to customer's specific requirements, we specialise in the Installation, Service, Repair and Overhaul of Machine Tools."
I operated a Polish made " Poreba " 2 metre centre lathe. A chap came for a job and I enquired if he was aquainted with a similar lathe. He said he had operated identitical lathes badged as Churchill.
In another part of the factory I worked on old centre lathes made as Churchill Denham. Some of the stuff should have been in museums. The eastern bloc became the only place to buy new Heavy Machining Equipment. The electronic kit you attatched to it was either British or Japanese and cost about 4 times the cost of the lathe.
I enjoyed being a machinist but cannot say i miss it all that much.
The man is working on an external grinding m/c, gear teeth are made on a gear grinding m/c, i repaired and adjusted many m/c`s, lathes, gear cutters, internal & external grinding machines including computer controled when employed as a Machine Tool Fitter. Len.
A Churchill Grinding Machine circa 1947, bottom right under Churchill it says "WAR FINISH" so the castings had not been smoothed and were painted battleship gray because machines were needed as soon as possible to replace the machine tools destroyed during WW2. Len.
Where I worked they were still using those "War Finish " machines in 2007. Well built machines that lasted well if looked after. ( Mind you we had a "Somua" lathe dated 1914, part of WW1 war reparations).