Two Spindle Drill Press

Date:
C. 1830s

The Federal armories at Harpers Ferry and Springfield, Massachusetts, were among the first machine-operated industries in the United States. Workers in the armories used many labor-saving machines to produce the three major components of the musket: the lock, the stock, and the barrel. Read more »

Location:
West Virginia,Harpers Ferry,25425
Identifier:
2011.1022.0021
Institution:
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park