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* Machine Tools by James Weir French in 2 vols. Published 1911 by Gresham
 
* Machine Tools by James Weir French in 2 vols. Published 1911 by Gresham
 
* [http://compx2.com/ths/exhibits.htm] Torrington Historical society in the US
 
* [http://compx2.com/ths/exhibits.htm] Torrington Historical society in the US
* [http://www.lathes.co.uk/hendey/index.html] Tony Griffiths' 'lathes.co.uk' website
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* [http://www.lathes.co.uk/hendey/index.html] Tony Griffiths' 'lathes.co.uk' website: Hendey pages.
 
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Revision as of 20:33, 7 May 2009

Hendey Machine Co were machine tool makers in the US from 1870-1954

The Hendey Machine Company was established to produce high quality, precision machine tools such as lathes, shapers and milling machines. The exhibit is a case study in the rise and fall of one of the many manufacturing companies that were established in nineteenth century Torrington. It traces the rapid growth and success of the Hendey Machine Company and examines issues such as the American industrial revolution, labor and immigration.

The focal point of the exhibit is a reproduction machine shop from the 1930s furnished with three Hendey machine tools: a lathe, a shaper and a milling machine. All of the machines are fully operational and powered by a system of overhead pulleys and flat leather belts.


Sources of Information

  • Machine Tools by James Weir French in 2 vols. Published 1911 by Gresham
  • [1] Torrington Historical society in the US
  • [2] Tony Griffiths' 'lathes.co.uk' website: Hendey pages.