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

“On a fall day in 1849, a young mechanic’s apprentice strolled to the northern edge of Providence to tour the old army campgrounds where hive-like depressions still pocked the earth. Here in the waning days of the American Revolution, 4,000 French troops had dug in for temporary lodgings while awaiting transport ships to carry them home after a successful campaign at Yorktown.”

Excerpt From
Brown & Sharpe and the Measure of American Industry
Gerald M. Carbone & Rhode Island Historical Society


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