In 1899, during the earliest days of the automobile revolution, A. O. Smith developed a new, lightweight steel car frame. Within a few short years, he was selling these frames to a “who’s who” of car makers including Cadillac, Oldsmobile, and Ford. A. O. Smith’s son, Lloyd Raymond, carried on the family company, expanding the automotive business and introducing the world’s first automated frame production line, the Mechanical Marvel.
A.O. Smith Corporation
Society: ASMEMain Category: MechanicalSub Category: ManufacturingEra: 1920-1929DateCreated: 1920Milwaukee, WICountry: USAWebsite: https://www.asme.org/about-asme/who-we-are/engineering-history/landmarks/37-a-o-smith-automatic-frame-plantCreator: A.O. Smith Corporation
YearAdded:Image Credit: ASMEEra_date_from: 1920