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    1871 automatic screw-making machine - video and photo

    Automatic screw-making machine, invented by Charles Vander Woerd, a superintendent at the American Watch Company in Waltham, Massachusetts, in 1871. This was reportedly the first automatic lathe to make watch screws. Each machine output 1200-1500 screws per day.

    This nickel-plated version was likely a demonstration piece.



    55-second video of it in action:




    More: Automatic Screw Making Machine | National Museum of American History

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    A thing of beauty. Must have been a very lucid dream to come up with that.

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    Amazing piece of history there, and beautiful workmanship.

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