James Hartness & Precision Valley Inventors

James Hartness & Precision Valley Inventors (HM1M4D)

Location: , VT 05156 Windsor County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 18.087', W 72° 28.677'

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Newly arrived in Springfield in 1889 to work at the Jones and Lamson Machine Company, James Hartness soon rose to President. A natural leader, he played a vital role in the creation of "Precision Valley". Internationally respected in the machine tool industry, Hartness was President of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, wrote extensively on company management issues, served as Governor of Vermont (1920-1922) and founded the Hartness State Airport. Hartness held over 120 patents (including the Flat Turret Lathe) and was an amateur astronomer.
Other early Springfield inventors include:Adna Brown - William L. Bryant - Noah SaffordAmasa Woolson - Joel A.H. Ellis - A.J. FullamJesse Warren - David M. Smith - F.B. Gilman
HM NumberHM1M4D
Year Placed2002
Placed ByVermont Division for Historic Preservation
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Date Added Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 at 10:05am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 704564 N 4797380
Decimal Degrees43.30145000, -72.47795000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 18.087', W 72° 28.677'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 18' 5.22" N, 72° 28' 40.62" W
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Area Code(s)802
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 30 Orchard St, VT 05156, US
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