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Housed in the historic Robbins & Lawrence Armory in Windsor, Vermont, the American Precision Museum "celebrates the ingenuity of our mechanical forebears, and explores the effects of their work on everyday lives." Interestingly enough, some of the tools and methods that made mass production possible were developed at this very armory, and the concept of precision manufacturing provides "the foundation for modern industry around the world." First-time visitors should start by viewing the 8.5-minute introductory film on the homepage, as it provides a good overview of the museum. Next, visitors should look over the "Machine Tool Hall of Fame" area. Here they can learn about various inductees, including Frank Lyman Cone, Edward P. Bullard, and William L. Bryant, who developed the technology that made the rapid production of bearing races possible. The site is rounded out by information about visiting the museum, along with a link to their mailing list.
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