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It is almost next to Saint Gaudens Historic Site and just after you exit the longest covered bridge in the U.S. Interchangeable parts were perfected here, which contributed mightily to the North winning the Civil War. This factory produced the machinery that built guns. If you took shop class in high school, they have machinery that will bring back that... 更多
If you are an engineer, tool maker or just interested in machinery, this is the place for you. Lots of vintage machinery from local manufacturers with lots of history. From planers to sewing machines these tools all have an interesting story. It's amazing. Some beautiful working miniatures there too.
The museum is packed with early precision machines, mostly from the 1800's, which allowed mass production. Some of the machines looked like art pieces, really beautiful. We were there on a weekend and there were plenty of guides around to help explain the different pieces. Some were giving demonstrations.
Arrived on a Sunday and was allowed to enter for free, but was able to leave a donation. A self guided tour with lots of signs and videos as demos. Stayed about an hour and a half, because it was so very interesting. Glad I drove out of my way to see this.
Nice little museum packed with so much to see. Personal tour by staff. Lots of information. Very interesting. Easy to find right on the main road.
Interesting tie in to gun manufacturing during the civil war. We were there in the middle of the week so there were no volunteers to expand your knowledge of the equipment.
it is a small gem. I learned a ton about how things work and about american history in a lovely environment. If you can get Carl the demonstrator talking it's amazing. He was a master machinist and is fascinating if he thinks you're sincere. This was our second visit. Absolutely a gem
Significant museum highlighting a unique collection of machine tools, and historic artifacts dating back to the 18th century. Interactive displays. This is where interchangeable parts started. Informed friendly staff. A definite visit for people of all ages!
This was much more enjoyable than I had anticipated. Initially, I believed we would just be viewing a precision tool making machine collection. However, the highlight of our visit was our interactions with Clay, a volunteer, and Lakota, a high school intern from the River Valley Technical Center. Clay, a retired machinist, was extremely knowledgable regarding the history and use... 更多
The museum is located in the Robbins & Lawrence Armory and has the largest and best collection of machine tools, even better than the Smithsonian's according to one MIT professor. We were guided through the machines on display by a knowledgeable volunteer who had worked in the field for over 40 years. His explanations really added to our understanding of... 更多