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Author Carbone, Gerald M., author.

Title Brown & Sharpe and the measure of American industry : Making the precision machine tools that enabled manufacturing, 1833-2001 / Gerald M. Carbone with the Rhode Island Historical Society ; foreword by Steven Lubar.

Publication Info. Jefferson, NC : McFarland and Company, 2017.


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Description 1 online resource : illustrations
data file rda
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed March 27, 2017).
Contents The age of steel -- Providence, Paris, Chicago -- Spoke wheels, turning -- Death and succession -- Centralization -- "Clean the damned place out!" -- When peppermint creams meet steel -- "If i had known this was coming" -- "Don't we ever play a waltz" : the 1930s -- World War II: defense workers wanted -- War ends, another begins -- A people's capitalism -- Flying into the jet age -- Retooling -- An industrial eden -- Managerial capitalism and the gobal corporation -- Fenced in -- The longest strike -- Locked out.
Summary "Brown & Sharpe employees produced and marketed measuring devices, machine tools and precision machinery, and helped shape Rhode Island, the nation and the modern world. The history of Brown & Sharpe contains the story of the Industrial Revolution in America, covering more than 150 years of technological development, labor history and public policy, culminating in history's longest strike"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Brown & Sharpe Manufacturing Company (Providence, R.I.)
Machine-tool industry -- Rhode Island.
GAMES / Gambling / Sports.
SPORTS & RECREATION / Business Aspects.
TRAVEL / Special Interest / Sports.
Machine-tool industry. (OCoLC)fst01004869
Rhode Island. (OCoLC)fst01204599
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Lubar, Steven, author of foreword.
Rhode Island Historical Society.
ISBN 9781476629193 (electronic book)
1476629196 (electronic book)
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