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You will be greeted by the internet's finest people and your enquiries will be answered by leading experts. They were focused on making sewing machines. Said another way, it takes time to ramp up production and it would be unreasonable to have a brand new sewing machine company immediately outproduce well established companies. This distribution of production is a simple accommodation. It is unreasonable to assume that in the last 6 months of that a start-up sewing machine company would out-produce an established maker — much less produce 10, machines.
And we will double that again in to a level of 6, Subtractingfrom the overall production ofleaves us 83, worth of production to spread amongst the years — This is fewer than thetotal 10K per year that Cooper allocated. The biggest change is in the years where Cooper allocated 40, machines and the new allocation is for 10, After that the allocations gradually get closer together until they match The Combination report starting in Bill Grewe [ protected]. Thanks Bill.
A very well thought out and argued paper. I think theres a good reason for this which might explain and support 10, units in the first year. Most companies were limited by production capabilities. I have letters from James Bolton, deer of the Singer 12 and their Chicago branch manager dated early s, begging for more machines. And speaking of lost sales due to promises continually being broken They were simply not able to keep up with demand.
Instead of trying to produce their machines in house, they employed Browne and Sharp, the premier American precision tool maker to make the production machinery to a level where there was complete interchangeability of parts. It took two years to complete the work before production started and parts could have been stockpiled during this time. Given this, and the fortune spent on advertising, machines a week might not be an unreasonable total.
However, this could simply reflect the ordering from Browne and Sharpe.
The s are pretty close to your figures for most years And it is conceivable, although unlikely, that they had Browne and Sharpe, raw materials, parts, agents, and stores all lined up to assume 10, unit production and sales once the key patent was awarded in June No other sewing machine company was able to enter the market at such speed.
A start-up of anywhere near 10, per year does not conform with the production and sales growth of the later years. Good points, Bill, Worth bearing in mind that the patent grant could have been well after production had started -- the patent model is a production machine, not a one-off deed for the job If we accept these, one would expect surviving machines to be in roughly the same ratio Or one Bartholf for every Grovers -- clearly not so I would think that if you had a successful, and therefore surviving sewing machine model, then customers would hold onto your machines at a greater rate because it works, you can get parts, you can contact the company agent, etc.
Conversely, a short-lived company indicates an inferior sewing machine, less company support, no replacement parts -- and eventually the customer will scrap their machine -- or trade it in to the traveling salesman for a different sewing machine -- and then he will sell it for scrap. It suggests that it performed badly and was swiftly relegated to the attic or cellar, Better machines got used, worn out, scrapped and replaced ISMACS is an organization totally independent of all sewing-machine manufacturers, past or present and is not affiliated with any of the companies mentioned in these s.
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