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Ure, Andrew. Philosophy of Manufactures

Ure, Andrew. Philosophy of Manufactures

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Highly recommended for the course of management history

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CONTENTS.
P;lge
Prefure
..........
ii
BOOK THE FIRST.CHAPTER
.
General
View
of Manufacturing Industry
.
.
,
.
1
CHAPTER
1.
Arrangement and Connexion of Maniifactures
. .
.
55
CHAPTER
11.
...
opography and Statistice of the Factory Systeni
07
BOOK THE SECOND.CHAPTER
.
barnination of the Textile Fibres,-Cotton, Wool, Flax, a11r1Silk
..........
1
CHAPTER
1.
Nature, &C.of
a
Cotton Factory
..
iis
CH~ER
11.
Worsted Manufactiire-General Observations on Wo01
.
.
124
CHAPTER
V.
Nature and Operatiolis of a Woollen-Factory.-Of the
Short
......
o01 or
Cloth
Manufacture
JO(r
CHAPTER
.
Nature
and
Operations of
a
Flax-Factory
....
07
 
vi
CONTENTS.
Page
CWPTERVI.
Nature
snd
Operations of a Silk-Factory
.
229
BOOK THE THIRD.CHAPTER
.
Condition of our Factory Operatives, as to Personal Comforts,compared to that of other Lahouring Classes; or the Quantityaiid Quality of their Work considered, relatively to the means
of
Enjoyment which it can procure.-History of the Discon-tenta, Prejudices, and Legislation on this subject
..
77
CHAPTER
1.
Health of Factory Inmates
..
14
CHAPTER11.
...
tate of Kuowledge and Religion in the Factories
404
BOOK THE FOURTH.Commercial Economy of the Factory System
...
30
Note
A.
.....
67
.
B.
.......
70
C
........
471
..
D.
.....
72
APPENDIX-Relative Ages, Sexes, and Wages of Factory Work-
.........
eople
173
General Statistical Tahle of the Textile Manufactures, subjectto the Factories Regulation Act
.
481
In the wages-columri of table, page
373,
the figures havebeen printed with horizontal lines, as vulgar fractions, instead
of
oblique lines, ss Shillings and Pence. It should read
lls.,
los.,
5s.
8d.3
4s.
5d.,
4a.,
39.
6d., 2s. 6d.Ir„~~~~.-page91, line
7,
for "Of" read
"
On."
,,
383,
lie
7,for
6
wires
"
ead
wings."
PREFACE.
THE
resent is distinguished from every precediiigage by an universal ardour of enterprise
in
arts andmanufactures. Nations convinced at length that waris always a losing game, have converted their swordsand muskets into factory implements, and now con-tend with each other in the bloodless but still formid-able strife of trade. They no longer send troops tofight on distant fields, but fabrics to drive before thernthose of their old adversaries in arrns, and to take pos-session of a foreign mart. To impair the resources of
a
rival
at
home, by underselling his wares abroad,
is
the new belligerent system, in pursuance of which everynerve and sinew of the people are put upon the strain.Great Britain may certainly continue to uphold herenvied siipremacy, siistained by her coal, iron, capital,and skill, if, acting on the Baconian axiom, Know-ledge is Power," she shall diligently promote moraland professional culture among all ranks of her pro-ductive population. Were the principles of the manu-factures exactly analyzed, and expounded in
a
simplemaiiner, they would diffuse a steady light to coiiduct
the
wasters, managers, and operatives,
in
the straight

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