Staubermann, Klaus (2010) What machine tools can tell us about historic skills and knowledge. International Journal for the History of Engineering and Technology, 80 (1). pp. 119-132. ISSN 1758-1206

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Abstract

This article aims to promote the study of skills and practices through the examination of historic machine tools. Machine tools in museum collections offer an ideal resource for the investigation of historic practices and their material cultures. National Museums Scotland holds a unique collection of historic machine tools and examples in this article will be based on lathes made by John Lang in Renfrewshire and their extensive documentation in the Glasgow Business Archives.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Machine tools lathes training skills practices collections museums
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Theme: Material culture: creation and use
Department: Science and Technology
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Depositing User: Mark Glancy
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2010 12:54
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2014 16:42
URI: http://repository.nms.ac.uk/id/eprint/162

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