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Model T
Society: ASME Main Category: Mechanical, Road Sub Category: Road Transportation Era: 1900-1909 DateCreated: 1908-1927 The Henry Ford Museum
Dearborn State: MI Zip: Country: USA Website: Creator: Ford Motor Company, Wills, Childe

When Ford Motor Company introduced its new Model T on October 1, 1908, even an inveterate optimist like Henry Ford (1863-1947) could not predict the vast changes that his rather homely new vehicle would produce. What flowed from this series of bold innovations was more than an endless stream of Model Ts — it was the very foundation of the twentieth century itself. The assembly line became the century's characteristic production mode, eventually applied to everything from phonographs to hamburgers.

Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/Don O'Brien (CC BY 2.0) Image Caption: Model T Era_date_from: 1908
Marshall Building
Society: ASCE Main Category: Civil Sub Category: Buildings Era: 1900-1909 DateCreated: 1906 207 E. Buffalo Street Milwaukee State: WI Zip: 53202 Country: USA Website: Creator: Turner, Claude

Designed by Claude A. P. Turner, a pioneer of reinforced concrete construction, the Marshall Building was constructed originally in 1906 as a five-story building. In 1911 the sixth floor of the building was added as per Turner's original design. This building is the oldest extant example of Turner's "mushroom" flat-slab system which transformed the design and construction of reinforced-concrete floors worldwide.

Image Credit: Courtesy ASCE Image Caption: Marshall Building Era_date_from: 1906
Manhattan Bridge
Society: ASCE Main Category: Civil Sub Category: Bridges Era: 1900-1909 DateCreated: 1909 Manhattan Bridge Brooklyn State: NY Zip: 11201 Country: USA Website: Creator: Nichols, Othniel Foster , Moisseiff, Leon

When opened in 1909, the 1,470 foot long main span of the Manhattan Bridge was the third longest suspension bridge span in the world, after the nearby Brooklyn and Williamsburg Bridges. The Manhattan Bridge has two 725 foot long suspended side spans for an overall length of 2,920 feet. The bridge deck is supported by 4 main cables of 20.75 inch diameter, each composed of more than 35,000 individual wires. The bridge deck is stiffened by four parallel trusses of 24 foot depth, hinged at the towers.

Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/Dave Herholz (CC BY-SA 2.0) Image Caption: Manhattan Bridge Era_date_from: 1909
Joshua Hendy Iron Works
Society: ASME Main Category: Mechanical Sub Category: Manufacturing Era: 1900-1909 DateCreated: 1906 401 E Hendy Ave Sunnyvale State: CA Zip: 94086 Country: USA Website:, Creator: Hendy, Joshua

This ironworks exemplified the adaptability required for industrial survival in a dynamic technical environment. It was a major western producer of mechanical equipment used in mining (especially large hydraulic machines), ship propulsion, irrigation, power generation, optical telescope mounts, and nuclear research.

Image Credit: Public Domain Image Caption: Joshua Hendy Iron Works Era_date_from: 1906
Society: ASME Main Category: Mechanical Sub Category: Rail Transportation Era: 1900-1909 DateCreated: 1904 The Transit Museum Brooklyn State: NY Zip: 11201 Country: USA Website: Creator: Belmont, August
Plans to build a rapid transit system in New York were first made in 1831. By 1868 the first elevated railway was erected. As the "El" became crowded, construction of an underground railway was proposed. Ground was broken on March 24, 1900. The original subway, which took opened October 27, 1904, ran 9.1 miles from City Hall to 145th Street and Broadway. The fare was a nickel. Extensions to the Bronx opened in 1905 and to Brooklyn in 1908, completing the first subway.
Image Credit: Courtesy Wikipedia/Adam E. Moreira (CC BY-SA 3.0) Image Caption: Interborough Rapid Trasit System Original Line Era_date_from: 1904
Ingalls Building
Society: ASCE Main Category: Civil Sub Category: Buildings Era: 1900-1909 DateCreated: 1903 Central Business District Cincinnati State: OH Zip: 45202 Country: USA Website: Creator: Hooper, Henry N. , Ransome, Ernest L.

The 16-story Ingalls Building, still in use today, was the world's first reinforced concrete skyscraper. Its success led to the acceptance of high-rise concrete construction in the United States.

Melville E. Ingalls, for whom the building is named, spent two years convincing city officials to issue a building permit. Skepticism was high, because the existing height record for a concrete building was only six stories.

Image Credit: Public Domain; Produced prior to 1/1/1923 Image Caption: Ingalls Building Era_date_from: 1903
Hughes Two-Cone Drill Bit
Society: ASME Main Category: Mechanical Sub Category: Minerals Extraction & Refining Era: 1900-1909 DateCreated: 1909 Baker Hughes The Woodlands State: TX Zip: 77380 Country: USA Website:, Creator: Hughes Sr., Howard Robard

Prior to 1909 the traditional fishtail bit scraped the rock and quickly dulled in service. The Hughes two-cone bit's revolutionary rolling action crushed hard-rock formations with twin cone-shaped, hardened steel bits, each with 166 cutting edges, revolving on bronze bearings shaped to provide a large surface with reduced friction.

Image Credit: Courtesy ASME Image Caption: Hughes Two-Cone Drill Bit Era_date_from: 1909
Society: ASME Main Category: Civil Sub Category: Agriculture Era: 1900-1909 DateCreated: 1903 Charles City State: IA Zip: Country: USA Website: Creator: Hart, Charles Walter
This landmark artifact represents the first commercially successful farm tractor in the world powered by an internal-combustion engine. It was invented and built by Charles W. Hart and Charles H. Parr in Charles City, Iowa, as their Model 3, following two prototype versions.
Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/Norbert Schnitzler (CC BY-SA 2.0) Image Caption: Hart Parr Tractor Era_date_from: 1903
Gunnison Tunnel
Society: ASCE Main Category: Civil Sub Category: Tunnels Era: 1900-1909 DateCreated: 1909 Montrose State: CO Zip: Country: USA Website: Creator: Bureau of Reclamation

At its completion, the 5.8-mile Gunnison Tunnel under western Colorado's Vernal Mesa was the longest irrigation tunnel in America. It carried water from the Gunnison River to the Uncompahgre Valley to irrigate 146,000 acres of cropland. 

Work on the 30,582-foot tunnel was first performed manually. Adverse geological conditions provided great challenge for this pioneering project. The drilling crews had to deal with clay, sand, shale, and a badly fractured fault zone. 

Image Credit: Public Domain; Produced prior to 1/1/1923 Image Caption: Gunnison Tunnel Era_date_from: 1909
Goldfields Water Supply
Society: ASCE Main Category: Civil Sub Category: Water Supply & Control Era: 1900-1909 DateCreated: 1903 LOT 2714 Goldfields Hwy Kalgoorlie State: W Aust Zip: 6430 Country: Australia Website: Creator: Hodgson, Thomas C. , O'Connor, Charles Yelverton

Originally known as the Coolgardie Goldfields Water Supply Scheme, the Goldfields Water Supply, Western Australia, has exceptional and unique cultural significance for Australia.  Western Australia's first Premier, the dynamic and visionary Sir John Forrest, recognized the need for this extraordinary project to support the young and burgeoning gold mining industry in the dry interior of the state.  In 1896 he directed C Y O'Connor, the colony's first Engineer-in-Chief, to find a permanent solution to the water supply problem in the area, which lacked any permanent surface water supplies and

Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/Fernando de Sousa (CC BY-SA 2.0) Image Caption: Goldfields Water Supply Era_date_from: 1903
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American Society of Agricultural Engineers Founded in this Building December 27, 1907

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