Built and donated by Barry Jordan.
Most of Barry Jordan’s models of famous metalworking machines were built at 1/5 scale, but for this project he took on a special challenge. The idea was to build a machine at a smaller scale than Jerry Kieffer’s 1/12 scale machine tools—and Barry certainly succeeded with this Bridgeport. The model has functional machine slides in all directions, the tiny 60:1 rotary table works, and even the spindle is driven by a tiny electric motor hidden in the display base. This is one of the favorite displays for machinists visiting the Craftsmanship Museum.
Barry Jordan was also the winner of the Foundation’s Craftsman of the Year Award for 2003.