Foreword 2

The subject of evolution of the machine shop is treated under three headings:

The first relates to the effect of this evolution on the problems of management;

The second considers its effect on the interests of the individual workers, and

The third points out in non-technical language some of the changes taking place in the equipment.

Following this will be found the strictly mechanical and commercial descriptions of one of the links in modern equipment.

Throughout the whole it is hoped there will be found a spirit of fairness and exactness of utterance, for it has been our aim to avoid the discourtesy of either making extravagant or superficial statements to readers who are seeking information of a definite character.

Foreword 1