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Earle Buckingham

Earle Buckingham, American mechanical engineer. Award by American Gear Manufacturers. Member National Screw Thread Commission since 1920; member Society Automotive Engineers; member American Society Mech. Engineers; Mason.


  • Buckingham, Earle was born on September 4, 1887 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States. Son of Francis Smith and Mary Hills (Kingman) Buckingham.

  • Education

    • Student United States Naval Academy, 1904-1906.


    • With Graphophone Company, Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1906-1908, Winchester Repeating Arms Company, New Haven, 1908-1909, Veeder Manufacturing Company, Hartford, 1909-1911, Royal Typewriter Company, Hartford, 1911-1914, Canadian Car & Foundry Company, New York, 1915, Winchester Repeating Arms Company, 1916-1917, Pratt & Whitney Company, Hartford, 1919-1924. Professor emeritus mechanic engineering, Massachusetts Institute Technology. Now technical director Gear Systems, Inc., West Concord.

      Capt and major Ordnance Department United States Army, 1917-1919. Major O.R.C. Worcester Reed Warner medal American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1945, Edward P. Connell Award by American Gear Manufacturers Association, 1950. Gold Medal, American Society of Tool Engineers, 1957.


    • Author: Principles of Interchangeable Manufacturing, 1921. Involute Spur Gears, 1922. Spur Gears, 1928
    • Dynamic Loads on Gear Teeth, 1931.

      Manual of Gear Design, 1937. Production Engineering, 1942. Analytical Mechanics on Gears, 1949.

      Dimensions and Tolerances for Mass Production, 1954.


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    Member National Screw Thread Commission since 1920. Member Society Automotive Engineers. Member American Society Mech.

    Engineers; Mason.


    • Married Nina Walmsley Morgan, August 5, 1911. Children: Emily Fisher, Janet Olive, Forrest Morgan, Eliot Kingman.
    • father: Francis Smith Buckingham
    • mother: Mary Hills (Kingman) Buckingham
    • spouse: Nina Walmsley Morgan
    • children: Emily Fisher Buckingham
    • Janet Olive Buckingham
    • Forrest Morgan Buckingham
    • Eliot Kingman Buckingham
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