Chapter 3: 1911 - 1910 -- under construction

3:4. Hand tools vs power tools
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under construction

Woodworker's manuals were almost entirely dedicated to describing hand tools and instructions in their use. Beginning 1915, A/C electrification was under way. The manufacturing of fractional horse power motors was stimulated by a demand for domestic electric appliances, such as clothes washers, vacuum cleaners, and refrigerators, the result being a reputed 500,000 electric motors by 1920. (For more details, check out the section on background information for Chapter 4.)


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