1765, Jul 131852, Aug 25
a Middletown, Connecticut, gun manufacturer, who developed one of America's first milling machines (possibly the very first) in 1818 and played an important role in the development of interchangeable parts manufacturing. North is now generally credited with the invention of the milling machine, the first entirely new type of machine invented in America and one which, by replacing filing, made the production of interchangeable parts practicable.
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04/16/1813-Gunmaker Simeon North gets a government contract to make 20,000 flintlock pistols, all with interchangeable parts.
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