The pictures below are of the Riehle Universal Testing Machine on display at the Smithsonian Institute. Some of the text from the display reads:
Universal Testing Machine, 1893
Maker: Riehle Brothers, Philadelphia
Materials: cast iron, steel, brass
Gift of Purdue University
Thanks to David Gosztola for the above photographs. His wife, Mary (Riehle) Gosztola, is the daughter of Wayne Riehle, granddaughter of Elmer, g-granddaughter Joseph, and gg-granddaughter of Conrad who came from Baden and settled in Iowa.
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