Walk down aisle 5 at HGR Industrial Surplus and you are sure to see one of HGR’s most popular and best selling brands. Bridgeport makes a variety of machinery, but you will find that Vertical mills and CNC machines make up the majority of the aisle. Bridgeport is a trusted brand that has been around for quite some time which resulted in their popularity.
In 1938 a company in Bridgeport, Connecticut started selling their small and medium-sized vertical milling machines. Their machines became famous for an iconic form of quill-equipped multiple-speed vertical milling head with a ram-on-turret mounting over a knee-and-column base. Their machines became so popular that all vertical milling machines were called Bridgeports, no matter who their manufacturer was. Bridgeport adapted with the times to embrace computer numerical controls, but still manufacturer manual operated machines to this day.
Bridgeport wasn’t the first company to make milling machines, however. One of the first true milling machine was created in 1783 by Samuel Rehe. Years later in 1795, Eli Terry began using a milling machine to produce tall clocks, making hims the first to produce interchangeable parts in the clock industry. Others came after to modify and change the machine throughout history, to now see it where it is today.
As of May 19, 2020, HGR has 40 items that are manufactured by Bridgeport. Browse through the link and see if there is anything that your company can use. Visit our homepage and see what else HGR has to offer. There are more than 20 categories of items available for some of the lowest prices you’ve seen.