Benjamin C Browne Engineering Magazine
Engineering, Metrology, Specialization, Declinism, National Efficiency
Explains that the 'standardisation practised in the United States explains [...] the Americans getting the orders for the Atbara Bridge, for many British locomotives, and for an ever increasing number of machine-tools. American makers have bridges, locomotives and what not ready made or readily makeable according to specific patterns and standards. Fresh plans and specifications are not required for each new order'. On the other hand, 'English engineers are believed to be "too fond of their own designs, and too unwilling to adopt those of other people"'.
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