DoAll Founder, Ingersoll President Added to American Precision Hall of Fame
December 16, 2003—The American Precision Museum named four new members to their Hall of Fame. These individuals join 43 leaders in the American machine tool industry.
Leighton A. Wilkie invented a metal saw band in 1933 and named it the DoALL. He would later form a company by the same name and was the first to demonstrate tools to prospective customers so they could buy them immediatlely.
Thomas Blanchard was the inventor of the copy lathe. The first lathe turned irregular wood rifle stocks, thereby automating a previously manual operation and furthering the "American System" of interchangeable parts.
Ebenezer Lamson was one of the founders of Jones & Lamson & Co., a leading machine tool manufacturer.
Robert Gaylord was president of Ingersoll Milling for 40 years. Gaylord was the first executive to insist that management justify the replacement of a machine less than 10 years old as well as the retention of a machine older than 10 years.
A complete listing of the Hall of Fame members is available the Americam Precision Museums Internet site.