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Springfield Armory as industrial policy: Interchangeable parts and the precision corridor


2001 2001

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Abstract (summary)

The Springfield Armory is widely recognized as having played a key role in the development of interchangeable parts and precision manufacturing. The Armory, in implementing Ordnance Department policies, acted as an inadvertent industrial policy by developing and diffusing “best practice” production techniques. The Armory acted as the central coordination agency within an early network of arms manufacturers and materials suppliers and provided valuable services and information that facilitated rapid industrialization along the “Precision Corridor” of the Connecticut River Valley.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Economic history;
Production management;
Best practice;
Industrial policy;
Studies
Classification
0509: Economic history
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences, Firearms, Industrial policy, Interchangeable parts, Machine tools, Massachusetts, Springfield Armory
Title
Springfield Armory as industrial policy: Interchangeable parts and the precision corridor
Author
Tull, Bruce K.
Number of pages
227
Publication year
2001
Degree date
2001
School code
0118
Source
DAI-A 62/01, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
0493084355, 9780493084350
Advisor
Best, Michael H.
University/institution
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University location
United States -- Massachusetts
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3000353
ProQuest document ID
230539513
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/230539513
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