The Pratt & Whitney Drill Bit Story

One of the things Francesca and I are learning in our early days here at the Museum is that a high percentage of our visitors come with a personal or family history involving industry. - If we're lucky, we get the opportunity to engage them and learn a bit about their history, and perhaps hear a personal story or two.

This gentleman, Dave Crafts, visited the Museum today and told us a delightful story shared with him by his father who was a Pratt & Whitney employee during World War II and in the years that followed.

Dave Crafts, an excellent amateur storyteller, and career engineer.

Dave Crafts, an excellent amateur storyteller, and career engineer.

It's a wonderful, short story that weaves together the challenge to American industry to find new purpose after World War II with the pride of precision craftsmanship, along with a charming act of oneupsmanship!

And thank you very much, Dave, for, kicking off our Oral History Project, which we didn't know we would be undertaking until you gave us a reason!