This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909 Excerpt: ...changes there may be made in the design or the number of pieces to be made; and it is safely described as the "any" machine; that is, it is ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909 Excerpt: ...changes there may be made in the design or the number of pieces to be made; and it is safely described as the "any" machine; that is, it is ready atiyhour of any day to make any piece of any shape and any quantity coming within its working dimensions, with an accuracy and efficiency never before attained. This adaptability to all conditions not only gives a ready relief for the troubles of today, but it also makes progressive designing possible. Many important improvements in your product can be made without delay or expense if your machines are truly ready for turning every conceivable piece. CHANGING CHARACTER OF EQUIPMENT We should consider a plant as a living, growing thing, ever changing for better or worse. It must not only be considered from a standpoint of present efficiency when compared with other plants, but its growth in efficiency must be keeping pace with the general progress. Slow growth, due to over-conservatism or lack of courage, may result in a serious loss of relative position; and, on the other hand, the forced growth sometimes causes a temporary discomfiture, due to failure of organization to adapt itself to the new conditions. HOW TO KEEP A PLANT UP Although the efficiency of the plant as a whole makes the real value, it becomes necessary to consider the elements of its equipment when we wish to find the proper places for pruning and cultivation. Each process and each machine should be compared with the best obtainable today for the particular work. This does not mean the latest, but it does mean the best for the work as it comes in this plant today and with some view of its probable nature tomorrow. A machine may be of any age so long as it is the most efficient for the work required of it. But, just as a plant may pass fro...
Fair. Good condition book. Minor Shelfwear. A slight tan to the page edges. The dust jacket is a little tatty and torn. Some foxing to the cover and end papers. Small annotations in pen/pencil to some of the pages. The head page edge is gilt, the fore and tail edges are tanned, the tail edge is shelf rubbed. Acceptable: a readable copy. All pages and the cover are intact (dust cover may be missing). Pages can include considerable notes (in pen or highlighter) but notes cannot obscure the text. Mos.
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