has a legacy and invention a past, upon which is built each new
discovery. Landmarks are existing artifacts representing a significant
mechanical engineering technology and are generally unique in being
the oldest extant or last-surviving examples typical of a specific
period or stage of development. Heritage sites and collections meet
the same basic criteria as the landmarks, differing only in the
existence of artifacts or relation to a special-theme collection.
special landmarks were selected in celebration of ASME's 125th anniversary.
Highlighted here, each represents a well-recognized technology,
as in the case of the Model T, Biro ballpoint pen, or the Linotype,
or offers an expanded view of contributions to technology, such
as with world renown Gustave Eiffel. In the case of the Franklin
Institute, the standards so central to ASME's purpose are expounded
upon through this most common yet elusive of standards, the screw
thread. Finally all have substantially contributed to technological
advancements that have profoundly influenced our lives.
more information, visit www.asme.org/history/.