Historian Ged Carbone tells the story of Brown & Sharpe, the Rhode Island manufacturing powerhouse that designed and built the precision tools that enabled the creation of our modern world.
The story of Brown & Sharpe follows the story of U.S. manufacturing and tells us how we got from being an industrial center to the place we’re in today.
Ged Carbone is a journalist who reported for the Providence Journal. He’s a graduate of Brown University with a Master’s degree in Public Humanities, and he’s the author of two biographies on George Washington and Nathanael Greene.
His most recent work has been investigating Rhode Island’s industrial history, including writing a book on Brown & Sharpe.