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We will have new t-shirt designs soon to appear on this online site. If you are considering purchasing a t-shirt, please call ahead. We have a few in stock NOW, BUT we may not have your size. Give us a call. Ask for Lisa. We have the Bridgeport #1 and the I Like Machines shirts, but not in all sizes. 802-674-5781.
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If for any reason you are not satisfied, you may return an item within 30 days from the date of purchase. Please note that we can only accept for refund or exchange merchandise that is in saleable condition. Return shipping is your responsibility. However, if the merchandise is damaged or defective at the time of delivery, please contact the museum. Thank you for your support!
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APM Logo Ball Caps
Quality cap adjustable in back with brass on leather slide and lock.
Coffee Mugs - I Like Machines
I Like Machines ceramic coffee mug. 4 inches high 3 inch diameter. I Like Machines on one side, and the American Precision Museum Logo on the other. Made in China.
APM Red Backpack
The Official American Precision Museum lightweight backpack. APM Red; made of nylon with black cords to put over your shoulders. Has a separate pocket in the front with the APM logo of the Robbins and Lawrence Armory. Actual Size: 19.5 inches long by 17 inches wide.
Engine News 1890-91
News reports of steam and gas engine developments as published in the American Machinist magazine between 1890-91. Great drawings of large engines. Softcover. 143 pages.
APM Canvas Tote Bag
13 inches x 19 inches with red trim and the APM logo in black. This off white canvas bag has a bottom that flattens to accommodate anything you need to carry. Only available through the Museum Store. This item makes a great gift for the machine lover in your family. Every item sold here online and at the museum helps us keep APM going. You could put a gift membership to APM in the pocket on the back. Here's the link to become a member. link
This is a precision gryroscope to delight children of all ages. Pull the string and watch the gyro spin on small points. A great birthday gift or stocking stuffer.
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.
Inspired by her work at the APM as consulting curator, Carrie Brown wrote the story of the often overlooked and forgotten women factory workers of WWI. Carrie Brown Ph.D. (Northeastern University Press) 288 pgs.
Brown & Sharpe and the Measure of American Industry
This book by Gerald Carbone with a forward by Steven Lubar follows the history of Brown & Sharpe the company that produced and marketed a dazzling array of measuring devices, machine tools and precision machinery. Soft cover; McFarland & Company Publishers, 278 pages.
47 Easy-To-Do Experiments
47 Easy-to-Do Classic Science Experiments written by Eugene Provenzo Jr. and Asterie Baker Provenzo, Dover Books; 88 pages with illustrations. Here is a highly motivating book for grade-school students that will introduce them to many of the world's most popular scientific expeiments. From gravity to static electricity is covered.
Modern Toolmaking Methods
Modern Toolmaking Methods by Franklin D. Jones. 309 pages. Lindsay Publications. Original copyright 1919. As accuracy is essential to practically all toolmaking operations, the various standard methods for locating, spacing and dividing precision work are a special feature of this book. This is a great book fir inventors, tinkerers, mad scientists, and Thomas-Edison-types.
Pipedreams of Old Time Machnists
Pipe Dreams and Reminiscebces of Old Time Machinists by R. Thomas Huntington and Glenn Quharty. 64 pages. A Lindsey Publication. Many esays and memories o these machinists in one volume. From the turn of the century through the twenties. Lots of illustrations too.
Amazing History of Early Weapons
The Amazing History of Early Weapons by H. H. ManchesterA compendium of articles from 1918 Issues of American Machnist Magazine. 96 pages. Reprinted by Lindsay Publications. From hand gernade to submarines all in one small volume. With detailed drawings and illustrations.
My Inventions by Nikola Tesla. Dover Thrift Editioin. Soft cover. 127 pages. One of science's great unsung heroes, Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) was a prophet of the electronic age. His research laid much of the groundwork for modern electrical and communciation systems. This is an autobiography and includes other writings of his.
Tesla-Man Out of Time
Tesla - Man Out of Time by Margaret Cheney 396 pages, published by Simon & Schuster 2001. This is an exploration of the brilliant and prescient mind of one of the 20th Century's greatest scientists and inventors. Called a madman by his enemies, a genius by others, and an enigma by nearly everyone else, Nikola Tesla was without a doubt a trailblasing inventor who created world changing devices and services.
Articles from the pages of American Machinist Magazine from 1900 and 1901 revealing the tools and techniques of the professional foundry patternmaker and moulder. 71 pages with many illustrations in black and white. Large format softcover.
Codes and Secrets
Codes, Ciphers and Secreat Writing by Martin Gardner from Dover Publications. 96 pages, softcover. Learn to use the most important codes and methods of secret communication in use since ancient times. Cipher and decipher codes used by spies. Explore the famous codes that changed the fate of nations and political leaders.