The Economy of Machinery & Manufactures

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Gottfried & Fritz, 1832 - Industrialists - 387 pages
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The Economy of Machinery and Manufactures a three-volume book on, as the name suggests, the manufacture of goods, the machines that manufacture those goods and, of course, the organization of those who operate the machines themselves. It was an early influential work of operational research and is today best remembered, at best, as a seminal work on the organization of factories and production – the one in which the famous “Babbage principle” was first set forth – or, at worst, as a curio of the Industrial Revolution.

Author Charles Babbage is perhaps better known for his creation of the analytical engine, his association with Ada Lovelace and his modern title as the “father of the computer,” but he was also an astute economist theorist and, in his The Economy of Machinery and Manufactures, he convincingly displays his acumen for economics and the organization of industrial production.


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Editors Introduction
Preface to Second Edition Introduction Part
Chapter 1
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 17
Chapter 18
Chapter 19
Chapter 20
Part III
Chapter 23
Chapter 25
Chapter 26

Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Part II
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
Chapter 27
Chapter 28
Chapter 29
Chapter 30
Chapter 31
Chapter 32
Chapter 33
Chapter 34

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