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Society: ASME Main Category: Mechanical Sub Category: Era: 1900s DateCreated: 1907 Titan Crane Clydebank Rebuilt Clydebank State: Zip: G81 1BF Country: Scotland Website: https://www.asme.org/about-asme/who-we-are/engineering-history/landmarks/253-titan-crane Creator: Hunter, Adam

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

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2013
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Thrust SSC Supersonic Car
Society: ASME Main Category: Mechanical Sub Category: Era: 1990-1999 DateCreated: 1997 Coventry Transport Museum Coventry State: Zip: 024 7623 4270 Country: England Website: 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.pdf Creator: Noble, Richard

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

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2014
Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/Ben Sutherland (CC BY 2.0) Image Caption: The Thrust SSC at Coventry Motor Museum Era_date_from:
Society: ASME Main Category: Mechanical Sub Category: Era: 1980-1989 DateCreated: 1987 3D Systems, Inc. Rock Hill State: SC Zip: 29730 Country: USA Website: https://www.asme.org/about-asme/engineering-history/landmarks/261-stereolithography Creator: 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.

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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) Era_date_from:
Pratt & Whitney Wasp A, R-1300 (R-1340)
Society: ASME Main Category: Mechanical Sub Category: Era: 1920-1929 DateCreated: 1925 New England Air Museum Windsor Locks State: CT Zip: 06096 Country: USA Website: https://www.asme.org/about-asme/engineering-history/landmarks/260-pratt-whitney-r1340-wasp-radial Creator: 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.

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2015
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Northern Pacific Rotary Snow Plow #2
Society: ASME Main Category: Mechanical Sub Category: Era: 1880s DateCreated: 1887 Lake Superior Railroad Museum Duluth State: MN Zip: 55802 Country: USA Website: https://www.asme.org/about-asme/engineering-history/landmarks/257-northern-pacific-rotary-snow-plow-2 Creator:

The oldest surviving rotary snowplow in the world

M

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2015
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Liverpool Manchester Railway & Site of Rainhill Trials
Society: ASME Main Category: Mechanical Sub Category: Era: 1830-1839 DateCreated: 1830 Rainhill Merseyside State: Zip: Country: UK Website: https://www.asme.org/about-asme/engineering-history/landmarks/263-liverpool-manchester-railway-site-rainhill Creator: Stephenson, Robert

The Rainhill Trials were an important competition in the early d

YearAdded:
2016
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LeTourneau "Mountain Mover" Scraper
Society: ASME Main Category: Mechanical Sub Category: Era: 1920-1929 DateCreated: 1922 LeTourneau University Longview State: TX Zip: 75602 Country: USA Website: 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.aspx Creator: 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.

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2004
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Society: ASME Main Category: Mechanical Sub Category: Era: 1970-1979 DateCreated: 1974 - State: Zip: Country: USA Website: https://www.asme.org/about-asme/who-we-are/engineering-history/landmarks/239-hughes-glomar-explorer Creator:

 

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.

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2006
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Society: ASME Main Category: Mechanical Sub Category: Era: 1940s DateCreated: 1947 George Eastman House Rochester State: NY Zip: 14607 Country: USA Website: https://www.asme.org/about-asme/engineering-history/landmarks/258-george-eastman-house-technology-collection Creator: 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.

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2015
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Society: ASME Main Category: Mechanical Sub Category: Era: 1880-1889 DateCreated: 1879 Grandhotel Giessbach Giessbach State: Zip: Country: Switzerland Website: https://www.asme.org/about-asme/engineering-history/landmarks/259-funicular-giessbach, https://www.giessbach.ch/en/historical-funicular-railway.html Creator: Abt, Carl Roman

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

 

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2015
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