Ambrose Swasey, American engineer, c 1900-1910.

 
Ambrose Swasey, American engineer, c 1900-1910.
4 0 c m
 
31cm
actual image size: 23cm x 32cm

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Ambrose Swasey (1846-1937) started his career at Pratt & Whitney as a machinist, where he devised new methods for making gear-tooth cutters. In 1880 Swasey set up his own company with Worcester Warner called the Warner & Swasey Company. Originally focusing on lathes, the Warner & Swasey Company gained a reputation for making astronomical telescopes.

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