Edwin R. Fellows

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1865 – 1945

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Who was Edwin R. Fellows?

Edwin R. Fellows was an American inventor and entrepreneur from Torrington, Connecticut who designed and built a new type of gear shaper in 1896 and, with the mentoring of James Hartness, left the Jones & Lamson Machine Company to co-found the Fellows Gear Shaper Company in Springfield, Vermont, which became one of the leading firms in the gear-cutting segment of the machine tool industry. Fellows' machines made a vital contribution to the mass production of effective and reliable gear transmissions for the nascent automotive industry. By the conclusion of World War II, Fellows Gear Shaper Company machines were in defense contractor plants, manufacturing geared components for aircraft engines, tanks, instruments, cameras, fuses and other war-time materiel.

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Born
May 29, 1865
Torrington
Also known as
  • Edwin Fellows
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Died
May 21, 1945
Springfield

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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