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Treadle and Pedal Powered Grinders
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Treadle and Pedal Powered Grinders

People have been grinding materials to process food, smooth surfaces, and sharpen tools for tens of thousands of years. Archeologists have found ancient grinding stones, which are rough rocks typically […]

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Measure the World Kits

Measure the World Kits

The American Precision Museum, in collaboration with SparkShop, has developed a series of free kits that give 4th- to 6th -grade students a hands-on introduction to Manufacturing, STEM, and Design. […]

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Protected: Measure the World Unit
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Protected: Measure the World Unit

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Brown & Sharpe Micrometer, 1878
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Brown & Sharpe Micrometer, 1878

This is believed to be the original machine made by Brown & Sharpe to use in their plant to measure the high precision products they made, such as gage blocks.

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Protected: Experimenting with Energy Unit
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Protected: Experimenting with Energy Unit

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Automatic Lathe, 1871
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Automatic Lathe, 1871

This screw machine produced the screws used in pocket watches that were popular in the late 1800’s early 1900s. This machine replaced several manual operations. A series of circular cams and followers convert rotary motion into linear motion.

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Achieving Repeatability Kits
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Achieving Repeatability Kits

The American Precision Museum, in collaboration with SparkShop, has developed a series of free kits that give 4th- to 6th-grade students a hands-on introduction to Manufacturing, STEM, and Design. In […]

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F. P. Lovejoy, 1904
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F. P. Lovejoy, 1904

Manufactured by FP Lovejoy, Springfield, VT, Pat’d Nov 22, 1904.   Do you know what this object is?     Some of the guesses we’ve heard at the front desk […]

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Machine of the Month:  Lincoln Mill
Machine of the Month

Machine of the Month: Lincoln Mill

We have three milling machines and a drawing that go together in interesting ways. Frederic W. Howe was a supervisor here at Robbins & Lawrence.  He had a very inventive […]

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Experimenting with Energy Kit
Activity

Experimenting with Energy Kit

The American Precision Museum, in collaboration with SparkShop, has developed a series of free kits that give 4th- to 6th -grade students a hands-on introduction to Manufacturing, STEM, and Design. […]

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