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Gorton Machine Tools
Gorton All- Models 1968   Gorton Model 1-22   Gorton Super-Speed Millers

A number of manuals and catalog sets
are available for Gorton machines


If there was ever a machine-tool maker who commanded universal respect it must have been Gorton in the USA. Based in Racine, the Company made a range of machines including pantograph engravers, die sinkers and die and mould duplicators, milling machines of all kinds, large planers, surface grinders, cutter grinders, multi-function machine tools (with several functions built into one body) large machining centres and even Swiss automatic lathes - a machine type that is only successful when constructed to the very highest of design and build standards. They also offered a one-off build service where a customer could present his machining problem and Gorton would construct something to solve it.
According to the Home Machinist Forum: "Gorton owners are an exclusive bunch who just smile knowingly when the B'port folks start talking. If you want to know the truth about these mills, take a page from the Packard Motor Car Company and
Ask the man (or woman) who owns one. In closing, please don't share this information w/ anyone as we all have to live together and there's no reason to intentionally make others jealous. The GOC (Gorton Owners Club) is an exclusive bunch and membership is limited to a select few. (If you own a Gorton mill, you're automatically a member - like it or not.)"
One of George Gorton's descendants runs a very interesting and detailed website on the man and his machines

Gorton Machine Tools - All-models Catalog 1963



Gorton All- Models 1968   Gorton Model 1-22   Gorton Super-Speed Millers

A number of manuals and catalog sets
are available for Gorton machines


Gorton Machine Tools
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