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James Hartness & Precision Valley Inventors

 
 
James Hartness & Precision Valley Inventors Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, July 19, 2015
1. James Hartness & Precision Valley Inventors Marker
Inscription.
Newly arrived in Springfield in 1889 to work at the Jones and Lamson Machine Company, James Hartness soon rose to President. A natural leader, he played a vital role in the creation of "Precision Valley". Internationally respected in the machine tool industry, Hartness was President of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, wrote extensively on company management issues, served as Governor of Vermont (1920-1922) and founded the Hartness State Airport. Hartness held over 120 patents (including the Flat Turret Lathe) and was an amateur astronomer.

Other early Springfield inventors include:

Adna Brown - William L. Bryant - Noah Safford
Amasa Woolson - Joel A.H. Ellis - A.J. Fullam
Jesse Warren - David M. Smith - F.B. Gilman

 
Erected 2002 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
 
Location. 43° 18.087′ N, 72° 28.677′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Vermont, in Windsor County. Marker can be reached from Orchard Street. Touch for map. Marker is located on the grounds of The Hartness House Inn. Marker is at or near this postal address: 30 Orchard Street, Springfield VT 05156, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies
James Hartness & Precision Valley Inventors Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, July 19, 2015
2. James Hartness & Precision Valley Inventors Marker
The Hartness Equatorial Turret Telescope can be seen behind the marker
. Helen Hartness Flanders (within shouting distance of this marker); Stellafane Observatory (approx. 2.6 miles away); Eureka Schoolhouse & Baltimore Covered Bridge (approx. 2.7 miles away); North Charlestown Village (approx. 4.6 miles away in New Hampshire); William Jarvis (approx. 5.2 miles away); Bomber Crash on Hawks Mountain / Crew of B-29A #44-62228 Crashed Perkinsville, Vermont 15 June 1947 (approx. 5.2 miles away); Charlestown War Memorial (approx. 5.3 miles away in New Hampshire); Charlestown World War II and Korean Conflict Memorial (approx. 5.3 miles away in New Hampshire). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia - James Hartness. (Submitted on July 22, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
2. Hartness House History. (Submitted on July 23, 2015, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
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The Hartness Equatorial Turret Telescope image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, July 19, 2015
3. The Hartness Equatorial Turret Telescope
One of the most unique telescopes for an individual in the U.S. (built c.1910)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 22, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 160 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 22, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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