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Page 643 - Functional management" consists in so dividing the work of management that each man from the assistant superintendent down shall have as few functions as possible to perform. If practicable the work of each man in the management should be confined to the performance of a single leading function.
Page 116 - Nor did these strange actions stop then, but continued to manifest themselves with undiminished force. Subsequently similar observations were also made by my assistant, Mr. 'Fritz Lowenstein, and shortly afterward several admirable opportunities presented themselves which brought out, still more forcibly and unmistakably, the true nature of the wonderful phenomenon.
Page 271 - The machines will eventually be fast, they will be used in sport, but they are not to be thought of as commercial carriers...
Page 554 - I first entered this city, the whole of the machinery was executed by hand. There were neither planing, slotting, nor shaping machines, and, with the exception of very imperfect lathes and a few drills, the preparatory operations of construction were effected entirely by the hands of the workmen.
Page 106 - ... and the United States each 12J per cent., and Germany 6-6 per cent. In 1905 the world's production had attained the enormous total of 56,000,000 tons, of which the United States produced 42'7 per cent., Germany and Luxemburg 20 per cent., the United Kingdom 17'6 per cent., and France 5'5 per cent. In Great Britain the principal iron-ore producing districts are Cleveland, in North Yorkshire, which in 1905 yielded...
Page 498 - ... likely to be saved at a later stage of the investigation often means a considerable economy. TECHNIQUES FOR RECORDING PRESENT PRACTICE -PROCESS CHARTS The process chart was the last of the three main groups of motion-study techniques to be developed by Gilbreth. His work on process charts is set out in a paper read to the American Society of Mechanical Engineers in 1921.
Page 274 - Assouan Reservoir. The great weakness of this projected lake has lain in the fact that by itself it can give a plentiful discharge in April and May, less in June, and very little in July, and it was for...
Page 480 - HOISTING MACHINERY. Including the Elements of Crane Construction and Descriptions of the Various Types of Cranes in Use.
Page 116 - Surely enough, in a little while the indications began again, grew stronger and stronger, and, after passing through a maximum, gradually decreased and ceased once more. Many times, in regularly recurring intervals, the same actions were repeated until the storm, which, as evident from simple computations, was moving with nearly constant speed, had retreated to a distance of about 300 kilometres.
Page 117 - ... their concession financially profitable to them. In this first power plant, which I have been designing for a long time, I propose to distribute ten thousand horse-power under a tension of one hundred million volts, which I am now able to produce and handle with safety. This energy will be collected all over the globe preferably in small amounts, ranging from a fraction of one to a few horse-power. One of its chief uses will be the illumination of isolated homes.