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Ballistic Chronograph, 1915
Machine of the Month

Ballistic Chronograph, 1915

BALLISTIC CHRONOGRAPH
James Pitkin & Co, London, C 1915, Le Boulenge type.

This clever device measures the speed of bullets.

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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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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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How did a World’s Fair result in an export contract?
Lesson Plans

How did a World’s Fair result in an export contract?

The 1851 Great Exhibition, at the Crystal Palace in London, allowed exhibitors from around the world to showcase art, industry, and inventions.  Notable American exhibitors included not only Robbins & […]

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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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