I purchased a old Bridgeport milling machine in Sept 2015. I was looking for one to be able to use myself. As it would turn out, it was a really old Bridgeport from 1954 with serial number 21195.
Here is what I have done (as of Nov 2016):
- Replaced the 3 phase motor with a single phase motor
- Cleaned it
- Painted it
- created new handle for the spindle lock quill
- Sanded the quill gear teeth (to allow smooth movement)
- Fixed the auto feed
Here are some images of me assembling and cleaning the machine.
Then I went one step further and broke down my mill and repainted it.