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Industrial efficiency
A COLLECTION OF 6 WORKS, COMPRISING:
i. Chase, Stuart (1888-1985). Men and machines. New York: Macmillan, 1929, illustrated by W.T. Murch, original cloth, dust-jacket, jacket slightly worn and torn, [T&W C69]
ii. Taylor, Frederick Winslow (1856-1915). The principles of scientific management. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1911, original red cloth, [T&W T14]
iii. Asher & Adams. Asher & Adams' Pictorial album of American industry 1876. New York: Rutledge Books, 1976, [not in T&W]
iv. Stout, Wesley W. (1890-1971). The Great Detective. Detroit: Chrysler Corporation, 1946, cloth, [not in T&W]
v. Hawkins, Nehemiah (1833-1928). Hawkins' indicator catechism. A practical treatise... New York: Theo. Audel & Co. 1902, original green cloth, [T&W H80]
vi. Hawkins, Nehemiah (1833-1928). Hawkins' indicator catechism. New York: Theo. Audel & Co. 1903, original cloth [not in T&W]
8vo or folio (6)
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Catalogue Note

Men and Machines describes the effects of machines on the workforce and the economy in general. Chase briefly quotes Charles Babbage about how machines have not, invariably, thrown people out of work but notes that the data to support that conclusion had not yet been collected.

Frederick Taylor was an engineer with the Bethlehem Steel Works in Philadelphia. He is often credited with the invention of the time and motion study of scientific management. The Principles of Scientific Management is based on his experiences at the steel works. In it, he attempts to establish that all our daily acts are performed in an inefficient way, that the solution to this problem is systematic management and that the best management techniques are a true science.

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