Morgan Construction Company : Revolutionizing the Rolling Mill Industry Worldwide

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History / Heritage - Exhibit

Date & Time: Friday, September 23, 2011 - Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Suggested Audiences: Elders, Adult, College, High School
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WPI: George C. Gordon Library
Gladwin Gallery (Ground Floor)
100 Institute Road
Worcester, MA 01609-2280
Description: This exhibit highlights some of the key innovations Worcesters Morgan Construction Company brought to the rolling mill industry, beginning in the 1880s and continuing into the 21st Century. Included in the exhibit are models of mills and machinery, historic photographs, patents, and a drawing of an early Morgan mill. The inventions of Charles Hill Morgan and other Morgan engineers (many WPI graduates) made rolling steel and other metals into bars and wire far more efficient and safer. Morgan mills and innovations like the Morgoil bearing can be found around the world.

Morgan is now part of Siemens VAI, and the Morgan family has generously donated the companys archives to WPI, where they are now housed in Gordon Librarys Archives & Special Collections.

The Morgan family has been involved with WPI from its founding in 1865, when Ichabod Washburn asked Charles Hill Morgan to supervise construction of the Washburn Shops, where WPI students learned engineering hands-on. Throughout WPIs history, successive generations of Morgan men have served on the Board of Trustees, two as its Chairman.

There will be a reception Friday September 23 4:30-6 p.m.

Watch parts of an interview with the Morgan brothers at the online exhibit.
More Information: E-mail: archives@wpi.edu
Phone: 508-831-5410
Entered by: WPI University Archives + Special Collections

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Created: September 19, 2011 at 12:16 PM
Last Modified: April 25, 2012 at 2:02 PM

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