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Armington & Sims Machine Shop

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 13, 2014
1. Armington & Sims Machine Shop Marker
Inscription. In machine shops, workers use machines to shape metal parts with great precision. The parts are then used in other machines.

Workers carefully and skillfully ran machines like those inside this machine shop/
Many of the countryís engineers of the later 1800s and early 1900s got their start in machine shops like this one. They often began as helpers and gradually worked their way up to become skilled machinists.
Built in 1929 in Greenfield Village. Named after Armington & Sims, a maker of steam engines in Providence, Rhode Island.
 
Erected by The Henry Ford.
 
Location. 42° 18.336′ N, 83° 13.764′ W. Marker is in Dearborn, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is on State Street near Bagley Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dearborn MI 48124, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hanks Silk Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Wright Cycle Shop (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Millpond (about 400 feet away); Sir John Bennett Jewelry Shop (about 400 feet away); Smith Creek Depot
Armington & Sims Machine Shop Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 13, 2014
2. Armington & Sims Machine Shop Marker
(about 600 feet away); Thomas Edisonís Menlo Park Office and Library (approx. 0.2 miles away); Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village (approx. 0.2 miles away); Edison Homestead (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dearborn.
 
More about this marker. This marker and the building it identifies are found in Greenfield Village, a outdoor historical museum/park, located at 20900 Oakwood Boulevard in Dearborn, Michigan. The road names use on this page are those found inside Greenfield Village and are for pedestrians use only (except for the occasional Model T running around).
 
Also see . . .  Greenfield Village Memories - Wren's Cottage. In steam-powered shops like this one, machinists created and repaired the enormous variety of metal parts that went into the machines of the new industrial nation. Job shops and foundries produced Armington & Sims Machine Shop and utilized the machinery that helped turn America into an industrial nation (Submitted on November 10, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Armington & Sims Machine Shop image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 13, 2014
3. Armington & Sims Machine Shop
Armington & Sims Machine Shop Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 13, 2014
4. Armington & Sims Machine Shop Marker
Hands-on experience at the turret lathe.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 10, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 260 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 10, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.
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