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Heim Centerless Grinder, 1918
Machine of the Month

Heim Centerless Grinder, 1918

 In Robert V. Jacobs’ biography, Lewis R. Heim, Mechanical Genius of Modern Industry,  Jacobs describes Heim as “a mechanical genius and industrial entrepreneur whose many inventions helped usher in the […]

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Tools and Toolboxes (2021 Mini Exhibit)
Multimedia Resources

Tools and Toolboxes (2021 Mini Exhibit)

A gallery of the historic toolboxes from our collection.

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“What’s in the Basement” Video
Multimedia Resources

“What’s in the Basement” Video

For Halloween, what could be better than touring an old basement? We discuss what was there – how the flood affected the building – and more.

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Memory Drum, 1970
Machine of the Month

Memory Drum, 1970

18 inches in diameter, and it stores 500 KB.

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Blick No. 5.
Machine of the Month

Blick No. 5.

Blickensderfer Manufacturing Company, Stamford, CT 1893 Blickensderfer typewriters have an unusual claim to fame: they’re extremely portable. Advertisements for the Blick in the late 1800s featured a series of characters:   […]

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Logarithmic Slide Rule
Machine of the Month

Logarithmic Slide Rule

Let’s assume that you haven’t ever considered how to make a slide rule.  We have a machine at the Museum that did make them. It worked for the Keuffel & […]

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Bentley Engine
Machine of the Month

Bentley Engine

The Machine of the Month for June 2021 is the Bentley engine, c. 1930.

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What the Bricks Tell Us
Multimedia Resources

What the Bricks Tell Us

Examining the brickwork of the museum’s historic building reveals evidence of structural changes. What does the building’s exterior tell us?

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Water Power
Multimedia Resources

Water Power

In 2007, the American Precision Museum engaged the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) in Washington DC to document the remains of the waterwheel pit and millworks at the 1846 Robbins […]

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