Our Museum has deep connections to this machine. In 1828 Asahel Hubbard patented the first gear pump. After starting to manufacture his pump in Proctorville, a nearby community, Hubbard was […]
This all starts way back, and it starts here! After the Civil War (1865) American Precision Museum’s building became a cotton mill. It and the machine-making shops across Mill Brook […]
The Machine of the Month is Model Number 10 A, manufactured by Bryant Chucking Grinder of Springfield, VT. The Number 10 A introduced a unique method of moving the grinding […]
Some visitors spend some time around this machine before they realize that it’s a lathe. That’s because we use the rear half of its bed as a bench to display […]
Rudolph Fredrick Bannow (1897-1962) left Sweden for the United States when he was 13 to join his family in Massachusetts. He completed his grammar school education in Holyoke and then […]
Each one of these devices uses mechanical principles to achieve a function. Some objects are “consumer end products,” and others are “behind the scenes” mechanisms necessary to create the wonderful […]
The First Bridgeport Many who read this will already be familiar with the First Bridgeport, which we proudly display. There are some features on it that aren’t widely known about […]
We have an old milling machine on exhibit that was made here, designed by Fredrick W. Howe, a plant manager for Robbins & Lawrence. It’s being driven by a belt […]
This machine was made here sometime between 1876 to 1888. We know that because of the company name that it uses. In 1869-70, what is now the Museum’s building […]
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