Human Factor in Works Management. (Presentation copy of the First Edition, inscribed by Hartness to Ambrose Swasey.)

[SWASEY, Ambrose 1846-1937] HARTNESS, James (1861-1934):

Editorial: New York & London: McGraw-Hill, 1912., 1912
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Presentation copy of the First Edition, inscribed on verso of front flyleaf: 'Presented to/Mr Ambrose Swasey/with compliments/of the author/July 19 1912'. ix, 159 pp. Original cloth, top edge gilt. Near Fine. A superb association copy between two American Society of Mechanical Engineers Presidents and important 19th-century American telescope makers (Hartness was also a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.) With Swasey's bookplate (printed by the American Bank Note Company, giving it the appearance of currency), depicting the 36-inch Lick Telescope for which he built the mount in 1887. 'Hartness wrote extensively of the need to respect workers and consider their needs in manufacturing processes. In 1912, He published an influential book, Human Factors in Works Management, in response to Frederick Taylor's Principles of Scientific Management published a year earlier' (Hartness Library System, Community College of Vermont and Vermont Tech, Web site). 'In 1912, Hartness published an influential book, Human Factors in Works Management. This was part of the growing recognition that engineers should broaden and add engineering economics and management to their traditional technical topics. A year earlier, in 1911, Frederick Taylor published his classic, The Principles of Scientific Management. Consultants who called themselves efficiency engineers, armed with Taylor's work and a stopwatch, started knocking on factory doors with claims of big savings from their time and motion studies. Hartness was familiar with Taylor's work and the consultants' claims. His view was that this form of scientific management was too simplistic. Hartness wrote of the need for respect and the importance of considering the factory worker who operates the machines. He explained that habit is good, and that improved machine tools would be successful only if they could be operated effectively. Hartness was also of the opinion that they should be designed so repetitive operations could be performed by habit, thus freeing the worker's mind for more creative purposes' (Frank Wicks, 'Renaissance tool man', Mechanical Engineering, Nov. 1999). 'The undue haste with which outside followers of scientific management have attempted to revolutionize the methods and habits of thought of workmen and employers has called forth impressive and valuable warnings from Mr. James Hartness' (Clarence Bertrand Thompson, 'The Literature of Scientific Management', Quarterly Journal of Economics, p. 42). Swasey and Hartness were each presidents of the ASME, the former from 1904-05 and the latter from 1914-15. 'Swasey invented several lathe and gearcutting machines and was cofounder with Worcester Warner of the firm that bore their names. Swasey developed the machines and did the engineering for the astronomical telescopes for which the firm also became famous' (American Machinist Web site's Machine Tool Hall of Fame page). Hartness's 'Turret Equatorial Telescope: A New Astronomical Discovery' (ASME Transactions No. 1325, pp. 499-534, 1912), includes discussions by Warner and Swasey (527-9), whose begins, 'This paper is a valuable contribution to the papers which have been presented to the Society, and more than that, the instrument itself is a valuable and practical contribution to the instruments used in connection with the science of astronomy.'. N° de ref. de la librería

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Título: Human Factor in Works Management. (...
Editorial: New York & London: McGraw-Hill, 1912.
Año de publicación: 1912
Encuadernación: Hardcover
Condición del libro: Fine
Edición: 1st Edition

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