Abrasive Mixing Machine (Model)

Abrasive Mixing Machine (Model)

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Edward G. Acheson (1856-1931), a chemist from Pittsburgh, discovered a way to synthesize silicon carbide, an extremely hard substance, and named it carborundum. He formed the Carborundum Company in Pennsylvania in 1890, and moved it to Niagara Falls, N.Y. in 1895. The Smithsonian mounted an exhibit showcasing Acheson and his work in 1930. The Carborundum Company gave this model of an abrasive mixing machine to the Smithsonian in 1932.
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Object Name
mixing machine
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey
model: 10 in; 25.4 cm
base: 11 in x 9 1/8 in; 27.94 cm x 23.1775 cm
overall: 9 9/16 in x 10 7/8 in x 9 1/8 in; 24.28875 cm x 27.6225 cm x 23.1775 cm
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Credit Line
Gift of the Carborundum Company
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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