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The Resource The Baldwin Locomotive Works, 1831-1915 : a study in American industrial practice, John K. Brown

The Baldwin Locomotive Works, 1831-1915 : a study in American industrial practice, John K. Brown

Label
The Baldwin Locomotive Works, 1831-1915 : a study in American industrial practice
Title
The Baldwin Locomotive Works, 1831-1915
Title remainder
a study in American industrial practice
Statement of responsibility
John K. Brown
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • The largest maker of heavy machinery in Gilded Age America and an important global exporter, the Baldwin Locomotive Works of Philadelphia achieved renown as one of the nation's most successful and important firms. Relying on skilled craftsmen in labor-intensive batch production, Baldwin made the heavy machinery that transformed the United States into the world's top industrial power in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. In The Baldwin Locomotive Works,
  • 1831-1915, John K. Brown combines economic, business, labor, and social history and the history of technology to write a dazzling account of this giant of nineteenth-century industry. Comprehensive and heavily illustrated, Brown's study analyzes the structure of railroad demand; the forces driving continual innovation in locomotive design; Baldwin's management systems, shop-floor skills, and career paths; and the evolution of production methods. Baldwin's sophisticated
  • production-management controls prefigured the scientific management movement and allowed the firm to fulfill its customers' special design needs, thus cementing close relations with clients. The company became so adept at meeting varied specifications that in a single year, 1890, its 4,500 workers made 946 locomotives to 316 different designs
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Cataloging source
DLC
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1958-
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Brown, John K.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in industry and society
Series volume
8
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  • Baldwin Locomotive Works
  • Baldwin Locomotive Works
Label
The Baldwin Locomotive Works, 1831-1915 : a study in American industrial practice, John K. Brown
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [309]-321) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Establishing the Baldwin Works, 1831-1866 -- 2. The Locomotive Industry, 1860-1901 -- 3. The Character of Innovation in Locomotive Design -- 4. Management at Baldwin, 1850-1909 -- 5. The Baldwin Workforce, 1860-1900 -- 6. Building Locomotives, 1850-1900 -- 7. Triumph and Eclipse, 1900-1915 -- Conclusion: Baldwin, the Capital Equipment Sector, and the Nineteenth-Century Economy -- Appendix A: Baldwin's Annual Output and Employment, 1832-1932 -- Appendix B: Data on Major American Locomotive Builders
Control code
ocm31607187
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xxxii, 328 pages
Isbn
9780801850479
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
94044850
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)31607187
  • (Sirsi) a571203
Label
The Baldwin Locomotive Works, 1831-1915 : a study in American industrial practice, John K. Brown
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [309]-321) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Establishing the Baldwin Works, 1831-1866 -- 2. The Locomotive Industry, 1860-1901 -- 3. The Character of Innovation in Locomotive Design -- 4. Management at Baldwin, 1850-1909 -- 5. The Baldwin Workforce, 1860-1900 -- 6. Building Locomotives, 1850-1900 -- 7. Triumph and Eclipse, 1900-1915 -- Conclusion: Baldwin, the Capital Equipment Sector, and the Nineteenth-Century Economy -- Appendix A: Baldwin's Annual Output and Employment, 1832-1932 -- Appendix B: Data on Major American Locomotive Builders
Control code
ocm31607187
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xxxii, 328 pages
Isbn
9780801850479
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
94044850
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)31607187
  • (Sirsi) a571203

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