Brown & Sharpe and the Measure of American Industry: Making the Precision Machine Tools That Enabled Manufacturing, 1833-2001

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Joseph Brown, founder of Browne & Sharpe, was a skilled clockmaker turned mechanical designer who invented new machines, and new ways to make things, as needed. Samuel Darling, an eccentric inventor from Maine and a one-time competitor of Brown's, joined the firm and brought with him his prized dividing engine for marking precise graduations on measuring instruments. Lucian Sharp, with his son Henry and grandson Henry, Jr., guided the company for more than a century--and along with it the global machine tools industry. The ...

Brown & Sharpe and the Measure of American Industry: Making the Precision Machine Tools That Enabled Manufacturing, 1833-2001 2017, McFarland & Company, Jefferson

ISBN-13: 9781476669212

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