Bridgeport paint colour

Is there any significance in a Bridgeport by Adcock & Shipley being painted in Green as opposed to a machine painted Grey ?
My own theory is that green was a "colour" of the period.
Unless anyone knows different
Bob
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Emimec wrote:

my friend has a BR2J variehead machine in a light green colour ...this is original .
all the best...mark
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Our Beaver is also a lightish green.
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Thanks, I know the colour is original, just wonder why the colour change, as I have a Bridgeport with a 2J2 head that's grey, an MDI that's grey, but a Tom Senior that's green, and a varihead Bridgeport which is, as you say, light green. I'm convinced it was only the "period" that gave us this "treat" to brighten the workshop. I just got rid of an A & S horizontal that's grey, but the older No2 Automill was green. At the end of the day, who cares as long as the machine works, just curious Bob
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It may also have had something to do with the BS paint standards. BS381C and BS4800 were the two preferred schemes for UK industry, and possibly the light green was introduced and everyone had a pop at it?
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