American Precision Museum
American Precision Museum founded by Edwin Albert Battison in 1966 is located at 196 Main Street, Windsor, Vermont in a building which was once home to the Robbins & Lawrence Armory company. The museum is home to the largest collection of historically significant machine tools in the United States. The Robbins & Lawrence building itself is an outstanding example of New England mid-19th-century mill architecture and in 1966 was placed on the National Register of Historic Places and is also on the ASME list of historic mechanical engineering landmarks. The museum shows old machines typical of the American civil war. Among the excellent collection of pieces found numerous guns and rifles of the time. Among other machines can find all sorts of gadgets whose purpose is to create metal parts and gear for other machines. The museum is open from late May through the end of October from 10am until 5pm. In 2011, it is celebrating its 45th anniversary.

Current Exhibit
Since May 2008, the current exhibit is "From Muskets to Motorcars: Yankee Ingenuity and the Road to Mass Production." The miniature models in the back of the exhibit give you a sense of what the factory would be like when it was running. The exhibit has many good examples of machinery from the Industrial Revolution. In the museum, there are a lot of machines that helped aid in the American Civil War. Although you are not allowed to touch most of the machines, there is a hands-on room where everyone is invited to touch the gears and machines. Industries easily adapted after the Civil War to the American system of mass-production.