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

McFarland
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Joseph Brown, founder of Brown & Sharpe, was a skilled clockmaker who invented new machines, and new ways to make things. Samuel Darling, an eccentric inventor from Maine, joined up and brought with him his engine for marking precise graduations on measuring instruments. Lucian Sharpe, 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 men and women of Brown & Sharpe produced and marketed a dazzling array of measuring devices, machine tools and precision machinery. They truly helped shape Rhode Island, the nation and the modern world. The history of Brown & Sharpe covers more than 150 years of technological development, labor history and public policy, culminating in history’s longest strike.
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About the author

Gerald M. Carbone completed a John S. Knight Fellowship at Stanford University, and earned a master’s degree in public humanities at Brown University. This is his third book. He lives in Warwick, Rhode Island.
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Publisher
McFarland
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Published on
Mar 21, 2017
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Pages
288
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ISBN
9781476629193
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Language
English
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Genres
Business & Economics / General
History / General
History / United States / General
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