A couple of nice precision element companies pictures I discovered:
Beaulieu National Motor Museum 18-09-2012
Image by Karen Roe
This Model A was the 1st Cadillac to be brought to Britain. Frederick Stanley Bennett imported it and drove it in the 1903 Thousand Miles Trial. Bennett subsequently became the official UK importer and was behind the standardisation tests of 1908 in which 3 identical Cadillacs had been dismantled and then rebuilt from a mixed up pile of components, proving the interchangeability of the elements.
Created in 1902 by Henry Leland, Cadillac was built upon the remains of the original Henry Ford Organization. From the starting Leland insisted on the highest requirements of precision engineering in order to create a top quality mass made car, demanding that ‘We have to make each piston so precise and each cylinder so exact that every single piston will fit into each and every cylinder’. Despite these high production standards over 2000 Cadillacs had been created in 1903.
Engine: 1609cc, 1 cylinder, overhead valve, 6,5hp
Value New: £200
Manufacturer: Cadillac Automobile Firm, Detroit
Owner: Mr J.F. Bennett and Mrs M Southam
Housing a collection of more than 250 automobiles and motorcycles telling the story of motoring on the roads of Britain from the dawn of motoring to the present day, the award winning (Winner – The International Historic Motoring Awards of the Year 2012) National Motor Museum appeals to all age groups. From Globe Land Speed Record Breakers such as Campbell’s popular Bluebird to film favourites such as the magical flying car, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and uncommon oddities like the giant orange on wheels. Don’t miss exciting further functions such as the Motorsport Gallery, Wheels and Jack Tucker’s Garage – A permanent, multi award-winning 1930’s garage has been designed within the Museum, full down to the last nut and bolt and rusty drainpipe. Whilst the developing is a comprehensive fabrication, every thing in it – all the fixtures, fittings, tools and ephemera – are genuine artefacts collected over a period of 25 years.
Precision Manufacturer in Windsor to Expand Operations, Increase its Connecticut Workforce
Image by Workplace of Governor Dan Malloy
Wednesday, March four, 2015 — Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced these days that precision manufacturer Leipold, Inc., the Windsor–based division of internationally recognized Leipold Gmbh, will be expanding its Connecticut operation and growing employment by up to fifty percent over the next two years. The firm manufactures precision elements in the automotive, electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic and telecommunication industries.