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The Resource Manufacturing the future : a history of Western Electric, Stephen B. Adams, Orville R. Butler

Manufacturing the future : a history of Western Electric, Stephen B. Adams, Orville R. Butler

Label
Manufacturing the future : a history of Western Electric
Title
Manufacturing the future
Title remainder
a history of Western Electric
Statement of responsibility
Stephen B. Adams, Orville R. Butler
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Manufacturing the Future is the first full-length history of the Western Electric Company, which was founded in 1869 and served for more than 100 years as the manufacturing and supply unit of the Bell System. Western Electric was a leading manufacturer in the communications revolutions of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, making not just telegraphs, telephones, and switches, but radios, sound systems for motion pictures, and radar - even an early computing machine. As captive supplier for a regulated monopoly, Western Electric's situation was far from typical, but its story offers broader lessons - such as the difference between innovation and implementation
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
338.7/6213/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9697.T454
LC item number
W473 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Manufacturing the future : a history of Western Electric, Stephen B. Adams, Orville R. Butler
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-259) and index
Contents
Before the bell : 1869-1882 -- In Bell's world, but not of it : 1882-1900 -- Systems of managing and managing of systems : 1900-1925 -- Heard round the world : 1925-1950 -- Defense and social contracts : 1950-1972 -- A shock to the system : 1972-1984 -- After the western : 1984-1995
Control code
39391229
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 270 p.
Isbn
9780521651189
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
98034294
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Gift of Bill & Sally Wittliff, 2007 (Access. No. 2007-086). Inscribed copy from Pop to Bill [Wittliff]. Endorsement of Dan Stanzione, Lucent Technologies (1 printed sheet) laid in. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)39391229
Label
Manufacturing the future : a history of Western Electric, Stephen B. Adams, Orville R. Butler
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-259) and index
Contents
Before the bell : 1869-1882 -- In Bell's world, but not of it : 1882-1900 -- Systems of managing and managing of systems : 1900-1925 -- Heard round the world : 1925-1950 -- Defense and social contracts : 1950-1972 -- A shock to the system : 1972-1984 -- After the western : 1984-1995
Control code
39391229
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 270 p.
Isbn
9780521651189
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
98034294
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Gift of Bill & Sally Wittliff, 2007 (Access. No. 2007-086). Inscribed copy from Pop to Bill [Wittliff]. Endorsement of Dan Stanzione, Lucent Technologies (1 printed sheet) laid in. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)39391229

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