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Cincinnati No. 2 Tool & Cutter Grinder
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An Operation Manual and Parts & Maintenance Book
are available for the Cincinnati No. 2


Cincinnati introduced their first tool and cutter grinder in 1889 and have been building them ever since. By 1930 their standard model was listed as the 11/2, this being replaced in 1931 by the No. 2., a machine that was to become universally popular in markets world-wide. Built in both the United States and the United Kingdom, in the Company's Birmingham factory, it was to remain largely unchanged during its production run. However, the various sales and technical specification catalogues produced over the years do show a number of changes were made to both the machine and the range of accessories. Hopefully, the pictures below, and on the following pages, will give a near-complete picture of the No. 2 and its numerous attachments.

1931 and the first of the Cincinnati No. 2 Tool & Cutter Grinders

1931: a clear, cut-away view of the  drive system and rising column mechanism

Top right: the "Universal" double-swivel workhead, a heavyweight design copied by many other makers of tool & cutter grinders. Fitted with adapter bushes it was used to hold cylindrical cutters


Ball bearing spindle - as illustrated in 1931

Ball bearing spindle - as illustrated in 1938

The Cincinnati No. 2 Tool & Cutter Grinder as it appeared in 1934

The Cincinnati No. 2 Tool & Cutter Grinder as manufactured during the 1940s and 1950s


Continued on:  Page 2   Page 3

An Operation Manual and Parts & Maintenance Book
are available for the Cincinnati No. 2


Cincinnati No. 2 Tool & Cutter Grinder
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