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“great for kids over 8 and machinery curious adults”

American Precision Museum
Ranked #3 of 15 things to do in Windsor
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Museum has the largest collection of machine tools in the country.
Reviewed November 21, 2012

quite amazing display and demonstrations--could spend a lot of time there taking in all the information. Historic building on the river. Fascinating local history with far-reaching US history impact.

Thank NHethel
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

Ever wonder how the mass production of interchangeable parts was accomplished? The story unfolds in this unique and fascinating museum in Windsor, Vermont. Here you can see the history of the precision machine tool and how they were first developed to make parts for guns all housed in the original 1840's Robbins & Lawrence Armory and Machine Shop.

Thank Canuk16
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

Wife and I stopped in during a leaf-peeping visit. This was a wonderful surprise. The number of old machines is amazing, and the information displayed for each one was very helpful and educational. There are no barriers or glass covering these displays, which really allows you a close and detailed look.

There is a center section that contains machines that are operated throughout the day by very knowledgeable machinists. My wife watched as the operator made a small brass goblet and a gear that he gave her. She was full of questions, and he was able to answer all of them.

There is also a nice gun display, with information on how standardization and "precision" helped advance the military's capability. The building itself is an old Armory, right on a small creek. Not to be missed.

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Reviewed October 18, 2012

There is a large display of big lathes, milling machines, boring machines, etc. which would interest those who work with those kinds of devices. The historical evolution of the machines is well done.

Thank MicroSmythe
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Reviewed September 13, 2012

there was an exhibit about making guns for the Civil War. Reading all the letters and paraphenalia of the soldiers made me cry. One of the volunteers tooled up a very small wine glass made of brass. It is well worth visiting.

Thank Patricia S
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