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Identifier: cu31924015001880
Title: Our homes, and how to beautify them
Year: 1902 (1900s)
Authors: Jennings, H. J
Subjects: Interior decoration Furniture
Publisher: London : Harrison
Contributing Library: Cornell University Library
Digitizing Sponsor: MSN

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by the advancing wave of mechanical production. But thereis another view which ma)- not improperly be taken. This is an age of amore wide-spread comfort, of a far larger population, and of a much greaterdemand for furniture, and unless the proportion of cabinet-makers to thepublic were enormously increased, it would not be possible with the old, andproperly praised methods, to supply the needs of one person in twenty. Inthe good old times labour was leisurely. The workman fleeted his timecarelessly, and if he turned out splendid work he did not hurry himself 51 D 3 OUR HOMES,

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. 32. SILVER SUGAR CASTOR,ENGLISH 1756(south KENSINGTON). over it. But we have been multiplying very fast .sincethen, and it really seems unavoidable, if production isto keep pace with the enormously increased and ever-increasing demand, that the manufacturer should availhimself of mechanical aid. It practically comes to this,that if we are to insist upon the patient and conscientiousexecution which characterized the work of a couple otcenturies ago, some method will have to be devised ofrecruiting the ranks of the cabinet makers with trainedworkmen. This is not an indirect plea for inferior work,it is simply a plain statement of the economic conditions.These conditions compel a rapid output, labour-savingmachinery, and the subdivision among several of workformerly entrusted to one. Far more hurtful in theirinfluence than these devices are the rules of the TradeUnions, which discourage individual excellence, and tryto bring everyone down to a uniformity of listlessmediocrity. It was v

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bookid:cu31924015001880 bookyear:1902 bookdecade:1900 bookcentury:1900 bookauthor:Jennings__H__J booksubject:Interior_decoration booksubject:Furniture bookpublisher:London___Harrison bookcontributor:Cornell_University_Library booksponsor:MSN bookleafnumber:55 bookcollection:cornell bookcollection:americana

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