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Arming the Union: Gunmakers in Windsor, Vermont
Carrie Brown, museum curator and author, tells the story of the Windsor Armory at the forefront of machining and arms making during the Civil War.
Waterwheel Pit and Millworks at the Robbins & Lawrence Armory
Interpretive drawings (HAER study) explain how the museum's building evolved and how the waterpower system worked.
The Guns and Gun-making Machinery of Robbins & Lawrence
The early history and significance of the Robbins & Lawrence Armory as told by Peter Smithurst, former Executive Director of the museum.
1880 Firearms Manufacture
Report from the U.S. Department of the Interior Census Office on gun manufacturing. Museum shop best seller.
1800 Mechanical Movements, Devices and Appliances
Engravings illustrate the workings of simple hooks and levers to complex machinery used in steam, motive, hydraulic, air and electric power. Gardner Hiscox
The rise of the automobile industry at a crucial point in its development. The museum is a popular stopping point for antique car rallies during the summer months.
Tricks and Secrets of Old-Time Machinists
Series of 5 volumes of trouble-shooting and educational articles from American Machinist Magazine readers, covering the era from roughly 1912-1920. If you would like to order the set, call for a price break on S/H. Volume 1 temporarily out of stock. Volumes are independent of one another.
I Like Machines (Sm - 3X)
Turret lathe image (front). American Precision Museum, Windsor, VT (back). 100% pre-shrunk cotton. Light gray color available but not shown.
The American Machine Tool Industry (Its History, Growth and Decline)
Having worked in the machine tool industry for close to 60 years, Albert Albrecht has written a fascinating, insightful, and personal interpretation of the rise and fall of manufacturing in the U.S.
507 Mechanical Movements - Lost Technology Series
Mechanical movements spanning the first 100 years of the Industrial Revolution are beautifully illustrated and described--a pictoral dictionary of what was around in 1868.