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Baldwin Locomotive Works, 1831-1915 A Study in American Industrial Practice

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ISBN-10: 0801868122

ISBN-13: 9780801868122

Edition: 1995

Authors: John K. Brown

List price: $31.00
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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 gifted designers and skilled craftsmen, Baldwin built thousands of standard and custom steam locomotives, ranging from narrow gauge 0-4-0 industrial engines to huge mallet compounds. John K. Brown 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.
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Book details

List price: $31.00
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 9/1/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 360
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.002
Language: English

List of Tables and Charts
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Establishing the Baldwin Works, 1831-1866
The Locomotive Industry, 1860-1901
The Character of Innovation in Locomotive Design
Management at Baldwin, 1850-1909
The Baldwin Workforce, 1860-1900
Building Locomotives, 1850-1900
Triumph and Eclipse, 1900-1915
Conclusion: Baldwin, the Capital Equipment Sector, and the Nineteenth -Century Economy
Baldwin's Annual Output and Employment, 1832-1932
Data on Major American Locomotive Builders
Abbreviations and Original Sources
Notes
Bibliography
Index