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Earle Buckingham

mechanical engineer.

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.


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.


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.

Francis Smith Buckingham

Mary Hills (Kingman) Buckingham

Nina Walmsley Morgan

Emily Fisher Buckingham

Janet Olive Buckingham

Forrest Morgan Buckingham

Eliot Kingman Buckingham