Armington & Sims Machine Shop & Foundry
The Armington & Sims Machine Shop & Foundry, constructed in Greenfield Village in 1929, was named in honor of the shop that was originally located in Providence, Rhode Island, that built high-speed steam engines for Edisons New York Pearl Street Station. This building replicates a typical all-purpose job shop around 1900.
In steam-powered shops like this one, machinists created and repaired the enormous variety of metal parts that went into
the machines of the new industrial nation. Job shops and foundries produced
Nineteen century machine shops and foundries required large amounts of coal, coke, and iron to operate. These were
stored outside. Outdoor piles of scrap iron, castings, parts, and old boilers added to creating a new American
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