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Malick & Walkows Miller

One of many types of milling machine produced by the well-known German Company of Malick & Walkows, this 1940-build horizontal type looks to be a very carefully designed, well-built and thoroughly workmanlike little machine and was available with a plain (non-quill feed) vertical head. Instead of being a round bar, as on so many contemporary light millers, the overarm was properly dovetailed into the full width of the main body and locked with two heavy bolts pulling up against pronounced bosses. The table was provided with a deep recess between the T slots and the edge, helping to funnel coolant back into the storage tank which was formed in the bottom part of the column casting. Longitudinal travel was by both screw feed and a quick-action rack - the latter operated through a lever of extraordinary length; the bolts used to lock the knee position were at the extreme top and bottom of the casting and fitted with man-sized handles. The spindle was driven by a 4-speed belt drive from a Siemens 2-speed,  3-phase motor.
If you have a malick & Walkows machine tool the writer would be interested to hear from you.