and other Christen Machine Tools
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The outline history of the machine at the top of this page is known: it was sold new from Switzerland to an Engineering works in England, probably in London. In about 1985, a machine-tool dealer in South Africa purchased it as part of a job-lot" sea container full for him to re-sell in South Africa. In December 1985 a machine-shop owner near Johannesburg, (SA), purchased the Mill from the importing dealer and, in 1997 when he emigrated to Australia, took all his machines, including the Christen, with him. This third user operates the miller in his private workshop and reports that it is still has some of the original scraper marks on the slideways and is accurate to about 0.0005" on every axis throughout the full length of travel..