Derby History Quiz - Pin Machine

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Quiz #11

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What is the name of this machine, who invented it, and what was it used for?


The Howe Pin Machine was invented by Dr. John Ireland Howe who lived on Caroline Street in Derby. This machine produced "common" pins and was one of the first machines to mass produce a product. the invention of this machine was responsible for the beginning of the Industrial Revolution.

Correct answers were recived from:
Randy Ritter, Mayor Marc Garofalo, Marcanthony Izzo, and CF Douglas, Derby Neck Library & Dina Weissman

irvingstudents.jpg (37491 bytes) This picture quiz (#11) was produced by Mrs. Blackwell's fourth grade class at Irving School. The students responsible for this quiz were Tiffany Ferrari and Josh Green. Click on the picture to see a larger picture of the class.

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