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Windsor in Windsor County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

International Mechanical Engineering Heritage Site

 
 
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Photographed By Michael Herrick, July 17, 2021
1. International Mechanical Engineering Heritage Site Marker
Inscription.  
Robbins and Lawrence Armory and Machine Shop
1848 Windsor, Vermont
Where interchangeable manufacturing became a reality
In fulfilling a contract for 25,000 U.S. Army rifles (Model 1841) and a like quantity for the British government, Robbins & Lawrence was the first to achieve interchangeability of parts on a fully practical level, providing the basis for all subsequent mass production of machine products. This was made possible by the systematic improvement and refinement of existing standard and special-purpose machine tools, enabling them to perform with the precision essential for “repeatability” and thus interchangeability. Simultaneously the firm introduced the milling machine and the turret lathe into routine commercial usage for production manufacturing. The social implications of this technological revolution have been universal.
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers - 1987

 
Erected 1987.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1848.
 
Location. 43° 
International Mechanical Engineering Heritage Site Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, July 17, 2021
2. International Mechanical Engineering Heritage Site Marker
The marker is the upper one at the right of the doors.
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28.472′ N, 72° 23.359′ W. Marker is in Windsor, Vermont, in Windsor County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 5) and Maple Street, on the right when traveling south on Main Street. Located on the American Precision Museum building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 196 Main Street, Windsor VT 05089, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Robbins and Lawrence Armory and Machine Shop (here, next to this marker); Edwin A. Battison (here, next to this marker); International Mechanical Engineering Heritage Collection (here, next to this marker); Windsor Vermont (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Robbins and Lawrence Armory and Machine Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Windsor Veterans Monument (approx. ¼ mile away); Windsor, Vermont (approx. ¼ mile away); Windsor’s First Meeting House (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Windsor.
 
Also see . . .
1. American Precision Museum. (Submitted on August 26, 2021, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. American Precision Museum (Wikipedia). (Submitted on August 26, 2021, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
American Precision Museum image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, July 17, 2021
3. American Precision Museum
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 26, 2021, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 53 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 26, 2021, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.

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Jul. 1, 2022