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What year was the manufacturing method, called interchangeable parts, developed?

What year was the manufacturing method, called interchangeable parts, developed?

a. 1776

b. 1947

c. 1798

d. 1899

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  • 7 years ago
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    Probably c. The most prominent use I know of was by Waltham Watch Company when they began production of watches with interchangeable parts just before 1850, but muskets were produced that way about the turn of the 19th century.

    1850–1900 Mass production[edit source]

    At Vacheron Constantin, Geneva, Georges-Auguste Leschot (1800–1884), pioneered in the field of interchangeability in clockmaking by the invention of various machine tools. 1830 he designed an anchor escapement, which his student, Antoine Léchaud, later mass-produced. 1839 he invented a pantograph allowing some degree of standardisation and interchangeability of parts on watches fitted with the same calibre.

    Watch manufacturing really changed from assembly in watchmaking shops to mass production with interchangeable parts, as from 1854, pioneered by the Waltham Watch Company, in Waltham, Massachusetts.

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  • 6 years ago

    1839 by Leschot using this pantograph he invented,breguet had a similar one

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