New England Model Engineering Society
Says Thank You to
Brothers Machinery in North Andover MA
105 Massachusetts Avenue, North Andover MA
1 978 688 2888
Article and Photos by Errol Groff
For several years now Brothers Machinery Exchange has generously donated a Gift Certificate in the amount of $300 to NEMES for use as a grand door prize at out annual show. At our recent show I was fortunate enough to have the luck of the draw and I won the grand door prize.
Today, 8 March 2005, my friend Dave Bono and I went on a road trip to North Andover MA to spend my good fortune and however many other $$$$ we could muster.
Leaving my house in Preston, CT at 7:30 we headed north and found our way to North Andover without difficulty. I had called ahead the day before to check on the hours of operation (8:00 to 5:00) and had learned that the right exit off Interstate 495 was Exit 43. The drive time was just about 2 hours on the nose.
We spent about 2 hours wandering about the building. Dave uses a wheelchair and had some difficulty getting to some spots but overall he was able see to most of the place. If you are similarly situated you should have minimal problem and can call ahead and let the fellows there know that you are coming so they can, perhaps, make an effort to open things up a bit.
Anyway, this is not intended as an advertisement for Brothers Machinery Exchange but more as a thank you. Since a wide range of folks look at this web site (and we sure appreciate that!) perhaps someone will see this and find their way to Brothers. The old saying about one hand washing the other applies here I think.
So, on to the pictures. I am presenting this page of thumbnail pictures. Please click on each picture that you find interesting to view the larger version. I am not trying to show all that Brothers has or to present a catalog, since that changes on an almost daily basis, but rather to show what caught my eye and interest.
Thank you for visiting our web site and THANK YOU Brothers Machinery Exchange for your generous support of the New England Model Engineering Society.
If you need a boring head for your Sherline Mill this is not the one you are looking for
This is a general view of the shop area.
A multi station turret drill press
Tapping can be easier with this type of tool
I was an apprentice at Pratt and Whitney in W. Hartford CT so anything, like this P&W Supermike, catches my attention.
One of several surface grinders that was available when we were there
This is a Bridgeport R2E4 CNC Mill with the BOSS 9 control
There were two Moore 1 1/2 Model Jig Borers
Need an arbor? There were a bunch to choose from
At Brothers you have take the time to look through the drawers of the many cabinets. I found this radius turning tool tucked away in such a drawer.
Taps are available in all sizes from tiny to these big honkers
A cylindrical square is a fine tool for inspecting parts. This one was about sic inches in diameter and weighed a ton.
Here is a nice tilting dividing head. I believe, but am not positive, that it was an Ellis brand.
This is a very nice X - Y table with built in rotary table
This Millport mill was on the floor
This Hardinge lathe looked to be in like new condition
Do All Band saw with built in blade welder
Bridgeport mill with power drawbar and digital readout
Moore 1 1/2 Model Jig Borer
This is heavy iron. If you like Monarch lathes this one is waiting for you
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