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The Products of John T. Parsons


The Parsons Corporation, established in Michigan by Carl Parsons, produced a wide variety of goods under the direction of his son, John T. Parsons. Beginning in World War II, the company had a hand in making bombs, planes, helicopters, boats, and other materials for the war effort. Subsequently, Parsons took advantage of the increased automation in manufacturing brought about by his own invention of Numerical Control to branch out into household items, other vehicles, keyboards, and a number of other different avenues. 

This exhibit was created as part of the project, "Piercing the Veil: Creating Access to the Archives of American Aerospace Exploration at Virginia Tech," funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) from 2022 to 2024.

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