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factory system


a manufacturing method for a standardized product or products in which fixed capital, raw material, and labor operations are centralized and sophisticated machinery is often used's 21st Century Lexicon
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  • "I wish you'd write a book about the factory system," she said.

    Changing Winds

    St. John G. Ervine
  • This evil began with the adoption of the factory system in modern industry.

    Society Henry Kalloch Rowe
  • But these particular evils were not specially due to the factory system.

    Women in Modern Industry

    B. L. Hutchins
  • While the factory system of production is general in America, it is far from universal.

    Inventors at Work George Iles
  • Thus it introduced the factory system, one might say, into the harvest-field.

    The Romance of the Reaper

    Herbert Newton Casson
  • The establishment of the factory system in 1790 had a two-fold effect.

  • But the factory system soon had a reflex influence on the home.

  • But the extension of the factory system has somewhat diminished their numbers.

    Rides on Railways Samuel Sidney
  • This was the result brought about by the gradual extension of the factory system.

    Women Wage-Earners Helen Campbell
  • The factory system is productive of intemperance, unthrift, and poverty.

    Women Wage-Earners Helen Campbell

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