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1 Hartness, James Evolution of the Machine Shop.
Springfield, VT Jones & Lamson Machine Co. 1905 First Edition Hardcover Good 
175, [1] pages, well illustrated, diagrams, full calf, gilt lettering, some shelf-wear otherwise very good. "The evolution of the machine shop is a topic of vital interest to everybody, from the proprietor to the apprentice. All must know the tendency of the times. " From the Wikipedia website: James Hartness (September 3, 1861 - February 2, 1934) was an American inventor; a mechanical engineer; an entrepreneur who mentored other inventors to develop their machine tool products and create a thriving industrial center in southeastern Vermont; an amateur astronomer who fostered the construction of telescopes by amateurs in his town; an early aviator who built one of Vermont's first airports; and Governor of Vermont from 1921 to 1923.~ In April 1889 he moved to Springfield, Vermont to become the superintendent at the struggling Jones and Lamson (J&L) Machine Company. He used his creative energy to revitalize the company. Here he found his chance to manufacture the flat-turret lathe, together with a greatly expanded array of accessory tools, which increased efficiency and productivity and was especially well adapted to the burgeoning automobile industry. The flat turret lathe improved upon earlier turret lathes via greater rigidity, allowing higher precision, higher speeds and feeds, and longer cuts. All of these advantages allowed better parts to be made faster, and thus less expensively, which made the lathe highly desirable to manufacturers. This time, Hartness was prepared to defend his interest in his patent. He arranged with J&L to receive a $100 royalty on each machine. " FR7-5 ; 175 pages 
Price: 100.00 USD
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