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Inventors and Innovators
April 1 @ 12:00 am - April 25 @ 12:00 am
Original patents, drawings, portraits, machines, and tools will be a part of this celebration of ingenuity, primarily focused on those in the Machine Tool Hall of Fame.
The American Precision Museum is hosting a special exhibit in April, celebrating “Inventors and Innovators,” featuring members of the Machine Tool Hall of Fame. The exhibit is open Monday – Friday, 10- 5; admission is half-price in April.
The exhibit explores patents, famous industrial partnerships, the development of industrial ecosystems, and how colleagues from various companies often worked together. Archival materials from the museum’s collection include 19th century patent documents from the U.S. and Great Britain, trade literature from numerous companies, and more.
The Machine Tool Hall of Fame is an initiative of the American Precision Museum and the Association for Manufacturing Technology. The Hall of Fame includes 47 individuals and is available online at The Manufacturing Ledger, a new portal that highlights the stories of the celebrated people behind the machines.
Many biographies are displayed in the exhibit, including member influence and their company affiliations. The machines displayed in the exhibit hall linked with the Machine Tool Hall of Fame, also are highlighted.
“While reading the biographies, you realize that some of these men were notable for their inventions, some for their ingenious business practices, and others for inspiring and catalyzing others,” said Executive Director Steve Dalessio.