M930.50.1.337 | Machine-tool, A. Ransome & Co., Chelsea, London

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Machine-tool, A. Ransome & Co., Chelsea, London
John Henry Walker (1831-1899)
1850-1885, 19th century
Ink on paper on supporting paper - Wood engraving
9.7 x 8.9 cm
Gift of Mr. David Ross McCord
© McCord Museum
Keywords:  Miscellaneous (671) , Print (10661)
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The use of the machine tool marks the beginning of industrialization. In the first factories, which brought together huge numbers of workers, each employee was assigned a specific task shaped by the use of machine tools.