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Modern mass production
Scovill Manufacturing Company, United States, subject
Digital Object
Modern mass production
Baker Library, Harvard Business School, Historical Collections; Mss: 1412 :59 S432
Creation Date
ca. 1935
25 x 33 cm.
still image

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Materials Type
gelatin silver process
women ;  workers ;  assembly -line methods

One of a series of 11 photographs depicting the activities of the Scovill Manufacturing Company.

Provenance: Received on July 23, 1935 from the Scovill Manufacturing Company.

Inscription: On verso of image: "To this girl goes a share of the credit for modern mass production. Because she is willing to feed a strip of metal or shell into a press all day and let the machine do the rest, Scovill can turn out 60,000 pieces per eight-hour day of part No. 48-903842-7. Contrast this operation with the highly skilled burnisher shown in another photograph of this series, and the scope and diversity of operation necessary to a metal-working plant of today can be readily seen."
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part of  Industrial Life Photograph Collection