Motion Study. A Method for Increasing the Efficiency of the Workman.
With an Introduction by Robert Thurston Kent.New York: D. Van Nostrand Company, 1911 Stock Code: 124452
First edition, first printing, UK issue (with Constable's imprint to foot of spine and American sheets). Gilbreth was a pioneer in motion control studies, and though he worked closely with Frederick Winslow Taylor for a number of years, the two fundamentally disagreed about the purpose of motion control. Taylor hoped to increase speed and profits for firms, while Gilbreth sought improvements that would benefit workers directly. This book focuses on efficiency in masonry, the industry in which Gilbreth began his career.
Octavo. Original green cloth, spine lettered in gilt with triple gilt rule extending onto covers in blind.
Diagrams and illustrations from photos throughout.
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