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Society: ASMEMain Category: MechanicalEra: 1900sDateCreated: 1907Titan Crane Clydebank RebuiltClydebankZip: G81 1BFCountry: ScotlandWebsite: https://www.asme.org/about-asme/who-we-are/engineering-history/landmarks/253-titan-craneCreator: Hunter, Adam

The largest crane of the hammer-head or Titan' type, and the earliest s

YearAdded:
2013
Image Credit: Courtesy Thomas Nugest (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Thrust SSC Supersonic Car
Society: ASMEMain Category: MechanicalEra: 1990-1999DateCreated: 1997Coventry Transport MuseumCoventryZip: 024 7623 4270Country: EnglandWebsite: https://www.asme.org/about-asme/who-we-are/engineering-history/landmarks/256-thrust-ssc-supersonic-car, https://www.asme.org/wwwasmeorg/media/ResourceFiles/AboutASME/Who%20We%20Are/Engineering%20History/Landmarks/256-ThrustSSC-booklet.pdfCreator: Noble, Richard

First Land Vehicle to Exceed the Speed of Sound; averaged 763.04 mph 

YearAdded:
2014
Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/Ben Sutherland (CC BY 2.0)Image Caption: The Thrust SSC at Coventry Motor Museum
Society: ASMEMain Category: MechanicalEra: 1980-1989DateCreated: 19873D Systems, Inc.Rock HillState: SCZip: 29730Country: USAWebsite: https://www.asme.org/about-asme/engineering-history/landmarks/261-stereolithographyCreator: Kodama, Dr. Hideo

Although the origins of three-dimensional printing date back to the mid 19th century, and the first patent application for rapid prototyping technology was filed by Dr.

YearAdded:
2016
Image Credit: Scopigno R., Cignoni P., Pietroni N., Callieri M., Dellepiane M. (2017). "Digital Fabrication Techniques for Cultural Heritage: A Survey". Computer Graphics Forum 36 (1): 6–21. DOI:10.1111/cgf.12781.Image Caption: Schematic representation of Stereolithography. A light-emitting device a) (a laser or DLP) selectively illuminates the transparent bottom c) of a tank b) filled with a liquid photo-polymerizing resin. The solidified resin d) is progressively dragged up by a lifting platform e)
Pratt & Whitney Wasp A, R-1300 (R-1340)
Society: ASMEMain Category: MechanicalEra: 1920-1929DateCreated: 1925New England Air MuseumWindsor LocksState: CTZip: 06096Country: USAWebsite: https://www.asme.org/about-asme/engineering-history/landmarks/260-pratt-whitney-r1340-wasp-radialCreator: Rentschler, Fredrick

Aircraft engines, considered unreliable during the first 20 years of aviation due to their need for liquid-cooling, heavy weight and other inconsistencies, were given a revolutionary boost with the development of Pratt & Whitney’s R-1340 Wasp Radial Engine in 1925.

YearAdded:
2015
Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/nostri-imago (CC BY 2.0)Image Caption: Pratt & Whitney Wasp A, R-1300 (R-1340)
Northern Pacific Rotary Snow Plow #2
Society: ASMEMain Category: MechanicalEra: 1880sDateCreated: 1887Lake Superior Railroad MuseumDuluthState: MNZip: 55802Country: USAWebsite: https://www.asme.org/about-asme/engineering-history/landmarks/257-northern-pacific-rotary-snow-plow-2

The oldest surviving rotary snowplow in the world

M

YearAdded:
2015
Liverpool Manchester Railway & Site of Rainhill Trials
Society: ASMEMain Category: MechanicalEra: 1830-1839DateCreated: 1830RainhillMerseysideCountry: UKWebsite: https://www.asme.org/about-asme/engineering-history/landmarks/263-liverpool-manchester-railway-site-rainhillCreator: Stephenson, Robert

The Rainhill Trials were an important competition in the early d

YearAdded:
2016
Image Credit: Public DomainImage Caption: Rolling stock on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, 1831
LeTourneau "Mountain Mover" Scraper
Society: ASMEMain Category: MechanicalEra: 1920-1929DateCreated: 1922LeTourneau UniversityLongviewState: TXZip: 75602Country: USAWebsite: https://www.asme.org/about-asme/who-we-are/engineering-history/landmarks/231-letourneau-mountain-mover-scraper, https://www.asme.org/getmedia/9a19caec-9336-4263-9b34-6d13ae6b7153/231-LeTourneau-Mountain-Mover-Scraper.aspxCreator: LeTourneau, Robert G.

 When Robert G. LeTourneau started moving earth in 1919, he thought that land leveling should require only one man. In 1920, by installing a generator and electric motors, R.G. was able to control the scraper blade from the tractor seat while driving the tractor.

 In June 1922, LeTourneau developed his “Mountain Mover” with a telescoping bowl. He incorporated a floor behind the cutting edge taken from his previous designs, and employed welding instead of riveting to save weight.

YearAdded:
2004
Society: ASMEMain Category: MechanicalEra: 1970-1979DateCreated: 1974-Country: USAWebsite: https://www.asme.org/about-asme/who-we-are/engineering-history/landmarks/239-hughes-glomar-explorer

 

A number of major engineering feats required to complete the tasks for the mission at hand, which were later used in further projects

The Hughes Glomar Explorer was designed to complete the mission of lifting a 2,000-ton Soviet submarine 17,000 feet from the bottom of the Pacific Ocean.

YearAdded:
2006
Image Credit: Public DomainImage Caption: Color photo of the Hughes Glomar Explorer
Society: ASMEMain Category: MechanicalEra: 1940sDateCreated: 1947George Eastman HouseRochesterState: NYZip: 14607Country: USAWebsite: https://www.asme.org/about-asme/engineering-history/landmarks/258-george-eastman-house-technology-collectionCreator: Eastman, George

 

The oldest and most comprehensive collection of photographic and cinematic technology

In 1888, George Eastman created the Kodak camera, the first camera designed to use roll film. The camera's simplicity and user friendly mechanism revolutionized amateur snapshot photography and in 1892, he founded the Eastman Kodak Company, in Rochester, New York.

YearAdded:
2015
Image Credit: public domain
Society: ASMEMain Category: MechanicalEra: 1880-1889DateCreated: 1879Grandhotel GiessbachGiessbachCountry: SwitzerlandWebsite: https://www.asme.org/about-asme/engineering-history/landmarks/259-funicular-giessbach, https://www.giessbach.ch/en/historical-funicular-railway.htmlCreator: Abt, Carl Roman

The first funicular to employ a single, two-rail track along its entire length, with a short passing track.

 

YearAdded:
2015
Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/Martin Abegglen (CC BY-SA 2.0)
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