Ingenious Yankees
Ingenious Yankees
The rise of the American system of manufacturers in the private sector. The first mass produced, inexpensive consumer durable marketed in the United States was the wooden movement clock.

In Ingenious Yankees Donald Hoke examines the interaction between technology and the marketplace and the mechanisms through which that interaction occurred in nineteenth century America by examining the development of four industries-wooden movement clocks, axes, watches and typewriters. The issues discussed include the economic reasoning of nineteenth century entrepreneurs, the economic and technical forces behind new product design, the economics of mass production, the existence of a technological imperative, and market response to product innovation.

By: Donald Hoke, 1990

*ISBN: 978-0-231-06756-0
*Product Dimensions: 6" x 9"
*Shipping Weight: 1 pound 8 ounces
*Softcover: 345 pages
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