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Walton Musser

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Walton Musser

Clarence Walton Musser (1909, Lancaster, Pennsylvania - June 8, 1998) inventor of strain wave gearing and also credited with over 250 major inventions and discoveries.[1]

Some of his inventions were the Army Pennsylvania and Massachusetts. As a research adviser to United Shoe Machinery Corp.,[note 1] he explored nonrigid-body mechanics, using controlled deflection as an operating medium. In 1957 Musser announced invention of strain wave gearing (U. S. patent 2,906,143).


  1. ^ Despite their name, the United Shoe Machinery Corp. were important constructors of many novel pieces of military hardware in the 1950s.
  1. ^ C. Walton Musser's Biography
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