The following is a transcription of a story that still lives on and gets told at our company to this day.
In 1935, Fred Knapp engraved 286 characters that make up the Lord’s Prayer on an area equal to the point of a pin. This dramatic illustration demonstrated the extreme accuracy of a George Gorton Engraving machine.
The head of an average pin is approximately 100 thousandths of an inch, 0.100″, in diameter. The point of an average pin is 5 thousandths of an inch, 0.005″, in diameter or 20 times smaller. The entire Lord’s Prayer would have to fit in a circle no wider than two human hairs.
The first step was to engrave the Lord’s Prayer in the proper design and size suitable for reduction. This was done with the aid of a standard George Gorton copy type. The resulting master had the lord’s prayer engraved in a two-inch circle.
The next step involved polishing the surface to be engraved. Flatness to within one hundred thousandth of an inch (.00001″) was necessary to produce a legible engraving.
The engraving operation had to be performed by the very point of the cutter. Vibration, temperature changes, dust, and even the weight of Mr. Knapp’s hand on the feed mechanism was sufficient to distort the minute letters of the finished engraving.
The finished lettering requires a magnification of about 175 times to read. For inspection of the lettering during the engraving process, however, a small power glass was used. The cutter operating directly above the engraving made it necessary to mount the glass at an angle to see the work. Consequently, the field of view was so small that only one line at a time could be focused.
The result of this meticulous preparation is the complete Lord’s Prayer, consisting of 286 characters, engraved on the end of a platinum-gold alloy wire within a circle of 0.005″ diameter. Using the same size letters, the entire Bible of approximately 2,750,000 characters could be engraved within an area of 1/2″ x 3/8″.
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Announcing the Launch of Our New Website
Air Logic is very excited to announce the launch of our newly designed website, which you can find here!
Our goal in updating our website is to enhance the customer experience by:
Creating a faster, more user-friendly interface that is easier to navigate
Providing our customers with the most accurate, up-to-date information while sharing our knowledge and expertise in the field of Engraving, Injection Molding, and Tooling
Making it easy for visitors to learn about Air Logic’s innovative products and services.
Quality is at the forefront of everything we do at Air Logic. It’s important to us that our website reflects the same quality we demand in our products and services.
Important Links to Our Website
Our new website provides better access to Who We Are, How We Work, Media, and our Distributor Network. We are proud to share the culture and core values that make Air Logic an innovator in the industry.
Other improvements to our catalog include access to a Regulator Configurator as well as Advanced Search Options to make it easier to find our products. We will be constantly updating our content with helpful information, company announcements, cutting-edge thought leadership, and client successes.
Air Logic has been in business for over 45 years and has built quality into every level of our business. We are committed to excellence in all that we do. Our core values of dignity, respect, and trust are essential to our team’s success throughout our operation. We prioritize our company’s focus on superior customer service and immediate, on-time delivery of products to drive the future of Air Logic.
Your Success Is Our Success
While we are excited to share our new website, its purpose is to create a better experience for our customers. For any feedback, comments, questions, or suggestions, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.