Peter has owned his own mid-sized machine shop for, well, all of his life, really as it was his father's shop before that and his grandfather's shop before that. In fact, it was Grandpop Norton that bought the first feed mill when he opened the shop and then Dad improved production by purchasing a new and improved Bridgeport milling machine. It was small and lightweight and well-designed, well-built, and versatile. With the pivoting movement, the head could work from any angle, increasing the types and qualities of the jobs that the Norton Machine Shop could accomplish. Of course, in recent years, the computer has changed the face of machining and now the desktop and CNC machine has pretty well replaced the old feed mills, and now the milling machine power feed does the job faster. Peter has seen plenty of feed mills on eBay as he searches for parts and tools, some new and some used. He could probably sell some of his old equipment, but he keeps the old tools around just the same. They still have some use and are a reminder of the deep roots of this business, as well.
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