The Robbins and Lawrence Armory and Machine Shop was an armory and machine shop in Windsor, Vermont. Its building, built in 1846, still stands, on Main Street at the corner of Maple Street, and now houses the American Precision Museum. Robbins and Lawrence was an important center of machine tool development in the 19th century. The work done there helped accelerate the industrial revolution by improving the production of interchangeable parts, which would lead to mass production. The firm spawned scores of other historic machine tool firms and manufacturing firms via a social network of New England toolmakers.
The site was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1966.
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- ^ a b Polly M. Rettig, Horace J. Sheely and S. S. Bradford (December 2, 1974). National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Robbins and Lawrence Armory and Machine Shop; American Precision Museum / Robbins and Lawrence Armory and Machine Shop; Cotton Mill Building PDF (32 KB). National Park Service. and Accompanying 5 photos, from 1966, 1974, and 1979 PDF (32 KB)
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