Historical: Manufacturing Jewel Bearings In North Dakota

Historical: Manufacturing Jewel Bearings In North Dakota

Postby Racer-X » June 30th 2018, 8:53pm

"Historically, the American watchmaking industry was a world leader. Today there is not much industry to speak of, but remnants are still around if you know where to look. The Bulova Watch Company building, now known as the Bulova Corporate Center, is easily seen off the Grand Central Parkway when driving to LaGuardia Airport in New York. It now houses offices for the New York Department of Correction, among others. The Hamilton Watch Complex in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Now it exists as luxury apartments. The same goes for the Waltham Watch Factory near Boston, Massachusetts, now apartments overlooking the Charles River. But there is one aspect of the American watchmaking industry which lives on in North Dakota. The Turtle Mountain Ordnance Plant, today known as Microlap Technologies, has been manufacturing jewel bearings for watches since 1952.

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Re: Historical: Manufacturing Jewel Bearings In North Dakota

Postby biglove » July 1st 2018, 8:30am

Cool story.
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