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Frey (Belleville)

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Drilling machine

Frey fils of Belleville, France

Double vertical drilling machine for the Chemin de Fer du Nord [1]. See illustration. The machine had an unusual type of powered/manual feed, visible in the bottom LH corner of the drawing. A similar arrangement was favoured by J. Whitworth and Co at one time.

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Sources of Information

  1. Imperial Journal of Art, Science, Mechanics, and Engineering, Vol III, c.1853, pp.111-2