WINDSOR — One of the defining features of the building that is now the modern-day American Precision Museum in downtown Windsor was a giant waterwheel.
In the mid-1800s, the manufacturing that took place in the Robbins & Lawrence Armory was powered by water, including the 18-foot contraption.
“The waterwheel itself is lost to time, but now we actually have an electric-powered model,” said Alice Cable, associate executive director at the American Precision Museum. A new exhibit titled “Full Circle” will be unveiled at the museum at 11 a.m. on Saturday, both in person and on Facebook Live. More information about the museum’s COVID-19 policies and about the event can be found at americanprecision.org or by calling 802-674-5781.
The six-foot scale model was created with a partnership from CNC Software, Inc., the developers of Mastercam, which is based in Tolland, Conn., and HFO Trident. The museum reached out to Mastercam in