Saturday, January 21, 2012

Motorcycle Trip Planning.. For Machinists...

The the "American Precision Museum"

One  of the exhibits is 1/16 working scale models of machinery by "John Aschauer"
( Lots of info and pics at this previous link)

 John Aschauer was a true artist and a technician of rare skill.  The museum’s collection of his work includes two working machine shops, a steam power plant, which he began at the age of 14 during his apprenticeship in Germany, and a selection of other models.   For each one, he made every tiny screw, bolt and nut, machined every gear and every hydraulic pipe and fitting.    Scaled to 1/16 size, his models were made completely from his memory of all the machines he had worked on during his long career in the machine tool industry.

Scroll thru the pictures and videos on this "FLICKR PAGE"    I found.

One of the pictures is a "POSTER" that shows how much America cared about the men and manufacturing that made it great...

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations, the flickr site is hammered! Wow, your very own Irishman-lanche :-) I'll take a look later.

    Here's one I saved years ago. Just incredible work.


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