Today was hauling day and the Gorton 9J 3700 pound vertical mill is sitting in my driveway. Unloading was somewhat interesting but uneventful thankfully. There are several things to fix and lots of cleaning to do so will be busy with this for a while. The serial number is in the 191 range so I am thinking it is a war vintage machine. Also, I see it has a U.S. government data tag on it. I saved it from the salvage yard as it was slated to be shipped out and melted down. I am going to need a good oil can for this machine as there are Gits oilers by the score. These machines are somewhat top heavy with the motor up high and weighing at least 150 pounds or so. I will have to make a spot for it in the corner of the shop or possibly build a lean to roof and keep it there. The biggest repair I see is the cross feed screw being bent. Also I am going to be in need of several feed wheels. Anyway, it's all good fun and hopefully it can be restored to operating condition with some TLC and a fresh coat of paint. Here are several photos as we unloaded the machine from the trailer. We had no way to lift it so had to slide it off the back of the trailer. Gorton 9J by cathead posted Mar 30, 2017 at 7:05 PM 9j Gorton by cathead posted Mar 30, 2017 at 7:07 PM Gorton 9J motor by cathead posted Mar 30, 2017 at 7:04 PM 9j Gorton Mill by cathead posted Mar 30, 2017 at 7:08 PM The last photo shows a little frosting on the Y axis ways so hopefully it has some life left. Also, I was surprised that the table other than a bit rusty had no marks, or drill holes in it.