Armington & Sims Machine Shop

Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village and Cutler, Edward James, 1882-19611930

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This building essentially provides support for a system of shafts and pulleys that distribute mechanical energy to the rows of metal working machine tools arranged along the building's length. The machinists who worked in shops like this could tackle a wide range of jobs. America's nineteenth century machine shops were a training ground for many technological innovators.

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  • Title: Armington & Sims Machine Shop
  • Creator: Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village, Cutler, Edward James, 1882-1961
  • Date Created: 1930
  • Subject Keywords: Armington & Sims Machine Shop (Dearborn, Mich.), Machinists, Steam engines (Engines), Machine shops, Factories (Structures), Buildings (Structures)
  • Type: Objects
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: http://collections.thehenryford.org/Collection.aspx?objectKey=199750
  • Object Name: Machine shop
  • Object ID: 30.1999.1
  • Image ID: THF1884
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford.