Current users of Gorton equipment
For privacy reasons, these are only published with the express permission
of the individual.
- Industrial Jig and Fixture
(James Bartosh) uses a P2-3 (serial number 45790, built in 1966) for custom
machining jobs: primarily name and logo engraving.
- Scott D (July, 2004) - I learned how to run various Gorton pantographs
about 22 years ago. Did that for ~3 years then went into CNC and then
CAM then CAD. Now I am a project manager. I teach people all the time
how to make split cutters, how to use them in CNC, how to program for
finish, and how to design parts with the idea of using ultra small
cutters. i.e. .001-.060 dia. When I'm done I usually get a lot of
"wow this is cool / easy / interestings". A lot of people ask
me where I learned. I learned from running a pantograph where you can
feel everything that the cutter is doing ... An old friend sold me a
P2-2 - I just have to figure out a way to get it home! I didn't buy
it for business. I am going to use it to make parts for my
RC models and custom stuff as a hobby etc.
- John York, of California - learned to engrave on a model 3-U nearly 40
years ago (WWII vintage, wartime finish); acquired a model 3-U
fairly recently, as well as a functional spitfire engraver head. John
has graciously provided the following photos of the spitfire mounted
on his machine. (Many thanks!)
- Scott Brooke (Nov, 2006) of Calgary, Alberta
A model 8-D SN #15380 sold by Russell, Holbrook & Henderson of New York.
Made about 1940.
Still used today in the development of 350 Bar (EIHP certified) and 700
Bar Hydrogen valves for the automotive industry.
- Marc Youmans (Oct, 2007) of California
A model O-18A mill. Based upon the combination of a Mastermil style ram,
and the round logo, this mill was built in the late 1950s or early 1960s.
A serial number of 25218 indicates that this was probably a fairly popular model.
Anonymously owned Gorton equipment:
A modified model 1-A engraver
Gorton equipment acquired by Richard Gorton:
- Label from a jar of spit-fire electrodes
- My P1-2 - photos of various stages of repair
after dropping it off the ramp of the truck used to transport it.
Certainly not a particularly pretty weld, but probably not too
horrible considering that it is cast iron, and the last welding I
had done prior to this was in the early 1980s.
- A depth gauge, probably by Federal. Accuracy to a "tenth" (ten-thousanth).
- A model 3q desktop engraver
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