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Becker Page 2   Becker No. 2 Vertical   Becker No. 25

Other than that they were based in Hyde Park, Mass. and produced, from the late 19th into the early 20th centuries a wide variety of milling machines, accessories and cutters (under the Novo-Becker brand) little else is known about the Becker Milling Machine Company. If any reader has a Becker miller, sales catalogs, or other data, the writer would be very interested to hear from you.

Becker vertical milling machine of the type originally driven by a flat belt passing over a pair of jockey pulleys at the rear of the column. This example is in the UK.

An interesting, early-pattern Becker horizontal milling machine with fixed table and gear-driven elevating head. With flat belts unable to transmit decent amounts of power without being either abnormally wide or run at speed, Becker's solution was to use a gear-driven spindle. Supported at both end, the overarm and cutter arbor were, for the time, a most rigid assembly.

Front view of outboard support for overarm and cutter arbor

Rear of overarm and arbor support

Spindle-head bearings

Front of spindle head

Table feed mechanism: a design used on many makes and types of milling machine for decades the drive came
from a flat-belt 4-step come pulley and through worm-and-wheel reduction gearing

Table-feed pulley set and drive gearing

Table-feed mechanism with guards in place

Table-feed engagement lever and operating rod

Head elevation handwheel and micrometer dial

Coolant tank built into the base of the support column

Vertical feed depth stop

Cover over spindle  drive gear

Becker Page 2   Becker No. 2 Vertical   Becker No. 25

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