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Ackley Covered Bridge
Society: Main Category: Civil Sub Category: Bridges Era: 1830-1839 DateCreated: 1832 20900 Oakwood Blvd. Dearborn State: MI Zip: 48124 Country: USA Website: Creator: Joshua Ackley

Ackley Bridge is an excellent example of a multiple kingpost truss and a noteworthy early example of covered bridge preservation efforts in the United States. Built in 1832 by Joshua Ackley (b.1805) and Daniel Clouse (b.1812), Ackley Bridge originally spanned Enslow’s Branch of Wheeling Creek between Greene County and Washington County in Pennsylvania, where it carried traffic for over a century.

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Image Credit: The Henry Ford Image Caption: The Ackley Covered Bridge was moved to the Henry Ford Museum and restored. Era_date_from:
Massey-Harris #20 Combine
Society: ASABE Main Category: Agricultural & Biological Sub Category: Equipment, Harvesting and Baling Era: 1930s DateCreated: 1938 Ford Museum Dearborn State: MI Zip: 48124 Country: USA Website: https://www.asabe.org/awards-landmarks/asabe-historic-landmarks/massey-harris-20-combine-15.aspx, https://www.thehenryford.org/collections-and-research/digital-collections/artifact/18684/#slide=gs-274942 Creator: Carroll, Thomas

Designated A Historic Landmark Of Agricultural Engineering The Massey-Harris No. 20 was the First Commercially- Successful Self-Propelled Combine Used to Harvest Small Grains Under a Wide Variety of Conditions, World-Wide. Engineered By Thomas Carroll, Chief Engineer, Aided by Robert Ashton and Albert Luke, Principal Assistants, it was First Marketed in 1938 by the Massey-Harris Company. This Combine Opened a New Era an Farm Mechanization and Revolutionized the Grain Harvesting Process. Forty-Four Years Later, This Same Harvesting Principle Continues to be Used Throughout the World.

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1982
Image Credit: Image Caption: Combine pictured at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, MI Era_date_from:
Edison 'Jumbo' Engine-Driver Dynamo
Society: ASME Main Category: Electric, Mechanical Sub Category: Steam Era: 1880-1889 DateCreated: 1882 Henry Ford Museum Dearborn State: MI Zip: 48124 Country: USA Website: http://www.asme.org/about-asme/history/landmarks/topics-a-l/electric-power-production-steam/-48-edison--jumbo--engine-driver-dynamo-%281882%29 Creator: Edison, Thomas

This dynamo, connected directly to a high-speed steam engine, was one of six that produced direct current at Thomas A. Edison's electric power station at 257 Pearl Street in New York City. The Pearl Street Station was the prototype for central station power generation. Edison set out in 1878 to provide an electrical distribution system to bring lighting into the home: His first filament lamp lit on October 21, 1879. With the help of Frances Upton and C.L. Clarke, Edison built his engine-driven dynamo for the 1881 Paris Electrical Exposition.

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1980
Image Credit: Image Caption: Edison jumbo dynamo Era_date_from: 1882
Society: ASME Main Category: Mechanical Sub Category: Manufacturing Era: 1920-1929 DateCreated: 1926 The Henry Ford Museum Dearborn State: MI Zip: 48124 Country: USA Website: http://www.asme.org/about-asme/history/landmarks/topics-m-z/manufacturing---1/-81-corning-ribbon-machine-%281926%29 Creator: Woods, William , Corning Glass Works
While Thomas Edison perfected the first practical and durable filament in 1879, it was not until much later that electricity left the laboratory to become the universal source of light. This required a tremendous number of glass envelopes for light bulbs. In the 1890s the top speed of the finest glass-blowing team produced two bulbs a minute.
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1983
Image Credit: Original Image: Courtesy Flickr/ellenm1 (CC BY 2.0) Image Caption: Corning Ribbon Machine Era_date_from: 1926
The ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code continues to impact modern day boilers and other types of pressure vessels.
Society: ASME Main Category: Mechanical Sub Category: Safety Era: 1900-1909 DateCreated: 1915 Henry Ford Museum (Currently on loan to) Dearborn State: MI Zip: 48124 Country: USA Website: http://www.asme.org/about-asme/history/landmarks/topics-m-z/safety/-138-asme-boiler-and-pressure-vessel-code-%281915%29 Creator: Meier, Edward, Stevens, John

Published in 1914-15, the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (BPVC) was the first comprehensive standard for the design, construction, inspection, and testing of boilers and pressure vessels. With adoption in the United States and use in many countries, it has contributed significantly to public safety and influenced the continued development of boiler and pressure vessel technology.

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1989
Image Credit: Courtesy of ASME Image Caption: The ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code continues to impact modern day boilers and other types of pressure vessels. Era_date_from: 1915
Society: ASME Main Category: Electric, Mechanical Sub Category: Steam Era: 1890-1899 DateCreated: 1891 Henry Ford Museum Dearborn State: MI Zip: 48124 Country: USA Website: http://www.asme.org/about-asme/history/landmarks/topics-a-l/electric-power-production-steam/-49-marine-type-triple-expansion--engine-driven-dy, http://files.asme.org/ASMEORG/Communities/History/Landmarks/5537.pdf Creator: Vleck, John Van, Joy, David

This machine, which began operation on December 15, 1891, for the New York Edison Illuminating Company, represents the beginning of large-scale electric power generation in the United States. The generator was designed by chief engineer John Van Vleck, David Joy (known in England for his valve gear), and S. F. Prest.

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1980
Image Credit: Courtesy ASME Image Caption: Engine-Driven Dynamo Era_date_from: 1891
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