History Notes 11-12-2007

History Notes 11-12-2007 - History Notes November 12, 2007...

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History Notes November 12, 2007 Elli Whitney Problems with gun making -shortage of skilled workers -had to create a production system that could mass produce a product that was high in quality but relatively inexpensive -system had to be extremely accurate (precision tooling) Goals of system 1. Use of specialized machine tools 2. Development of a power system 3. unskilled workers or labors Thomas Blanchard - 1818 -Created a lathe (produced irregularly shaped parts -Working on a idea of a control system that could determine when work was done Jefferson -distain for large scale manufacturing in this country but agreed system was needed for arms -met Blanc who had idea of interchangeable parts Eli Whitney “father of interchangeable parts” -Met with secretary of treasury about idea of producing muskets by machine -1798 federal government for 10,000 guns but had two years promised to create guns using machines -given significant advances -was near bankruptcy, created cotton gin years earlier Cotton Gen - machine that separated and dirt from upland cotton that grew mainly in the
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