Henry D. Sharpe

Machine Tool Builder

Machine Tool Hall of Fame

Henry D. Sharpe (1872-1954)

A son of Lucian Sharpe, (who, though a trained machinist, was the commercial half of the partnership with Brown) took on the same role in Brown & Sharpe after his father’s death in 1899. He expanded the famed apprentice program, tolerated neither alcohol nor tobacco, constantly policed the product quality, wasted no money on fancy offices but maintained a factory that was considered to be one of the finest in America.

Elected 2000