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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 continued to built them for nearly 100 years. 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 large 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  and  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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