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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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Primary Source: How can government empower inventors?
Lesson Plans

Primary Source: How can government empower inventors?

The US Constitution, Article 1 section 8 describes the powers of Congress.  Students are asked to consider: which of these powers do you think would help increase manufacturing and encourage […]

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How did precision manufacturing spread through the nation?
Lesson Plans

How did precision manufacturing spread through the nation?

Review a family tree of companies. Lesson plan and link to interactive presentation available for free download.

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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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