A piece of machinery that we acquired a year or so ago, the Progress 3A floor mounting pillar drill is a large industrial drill with a capacity of 1.25" in steel. Elliott Group
were major manufacturers of machine tools, who also produced milling machines, shapers etc. The group still exists but the manufacture of machine tools ceased some
years ago when the company sold the business.
We got hold of it as part of a package which included the Ward 2A capstan lathe. Both machines were being scrapped as part of a factory clearance,
and we managed to save them from the scrapman for the princely sum of £100 the pair.
Factory picture of our own drill. A rotating round table and a 2-speed motor was also available
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