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Did You Know?
The American inventor Eli Whitney changed the face of tool and die making in 1798. The United States government asked him to produce 10,000 muskets, which were weapons used in combat. Whitney discovered that he could design machines to make separate, identical pieces that then could be easily assembled to make a musket. Before this, the pieces were each made by hand. Whitney's discovery shortened the production time and paved the way for modern tool and die making.