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Rumely OilPull Tractor
Society: ASABE Main Category: Agricultural & Biological Sub Category: Era: 1910-1919 DateCreated: 1910 La Porte Hospital La Porte State: IN Zip: 46350 Country: USA Website: Creator:

The Rumely Companies, which operated in La Porte, Indiana, from 1853 to 1931, produced a variety of equipment including threshers and steam engines, which helped to change the nature of American and world agriculture. The revolutionary OilPull Tractor, which was introduced in 1910, used a unique carburetion system developed by John Secor, the Company's Chief Engineer. The OilPull tractor efficiently converted a low cost petroleum product to mechanical power, greatly reducing the need for animal and steam power on American farms. Dr.

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Alice Hamilton
Society: ACS Main Category: Chemical Sub Category: Era: 1900s DateCreated: 1910 Jane Addams Hull-House Museum Chicago State: IL Zip: Country: USA Website: Creator: Hamilton, Alice

In 1897, Dr. Alice Hamilton (1869-1970) came to Hull-House, a social settlement founded to address the needs of immigrants living on Chicago’s Near West Side. Through living and working in the Hull-House neighborhood, she identified occupational diseases plaguing those who worked in the “dangerous trades”: rubber, dyes, lead, enamelware, copper and mercury production, and explosives and munitions. Collaborating with the U.S. Department of Labor, Hamilton documented the occupational diseases from which these workers suffered.

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Society: ASME Main Category: Mechanical, Road Sub Category: Road Transportation Era: 1910-1919 DateCreated: 1910 Lumberman's Museum Patten State: ME Zip: 04765 Country: USA Website: Creator: Lombard, Alvin
This steam crawler-tractor emancipated horses from the killing work of hauling trains of sleds over iced roads in the winter woods of the United States and Canada. Designed, patented (1901), and built by Alvin C. Lombard (1856-1937) of Waterville, Maine, eighty-three "Lombards" were the first practical examples of the often-tried lag or crawler tread that would become the mark of the internal combustion engine-driven agricultural and construction equipment and military tank in current use.
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Charles River Basin Project
Society: ASCE Main Category: Civil Sub Category: Water Supply & Control Era: 1910-1919 DateCreated: 1910 Boston State: MA Zip: Country: USA Website: Creator: Freeman, John

The Charles River Basin was one of the pioneering environmental engineering projects in America. The project transformed 675 acres of unhealthy and unsightly salt marshes and tidal flats were into an environmental centerpiece for the Boston area by 1910. This was one of the first public projects to radically improve the environment and has served as a model for similar projects around the nation. 

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Fritz Engineering Laboratory
Society: ASCE Main Category: Civil Sub Category: Civil Engineering Profession Era: 1910-1919 DateCreated: 1910 Lehigh University Bookstore Bethlehem State: PA Zip: 18015 Country: USA Website: Creator: Fritz, John

In 1907, John Fritz, known as the "Father of the Steel Industry in the United States," rejoined the Lehigh University Board of Trustees after an absence of a decade. He began the development of what would prove to be his greatest gift to Lehigh: a modern engineering laboratory and funding for its construction.

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