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An English Foreman on German Work- shops and German Workmanship. A correspondent connected with one of the great manufacturing firms of this country has sent as the following report from one of his fore- men, who was lately sent by the firm to inspect some of the more recent workshops in Germany. Our correspondent adds that the writer of the report stated verbally "that the men in the shops he visited appeared to be trying to do their best, not, as is often the case here, only what is neces- sary to pass muster." Works.—Well arranged. Each department self-contained; no traffic of workmen from one department to another great economy in transit of material. Light and ventilation and method of drawing dust from machines are excellent. Every provision made for the personal cleanliness of the workmen. I Workmen.—Clean, orderly, with steady hands and great delicacy ot touch; full of interest in. their work, working steadily from bell to bell, and never taking advantage of the foreman's absence. Each man at his post just as ready and anxious to start at the appointed time as our men are to leave off. Quality and Cost of Machining.—Kept in beautiful working order. with great economy in use of oil and stores generally. One man working two, three, or four machines, according to the nature of the work. I watched the application of their various tools, timed the operatians, and gauged the quality of the work, which I found to be excellent, both turning, planing, milling, and boring, and taking one operation with another, their cost of machining would be about one half the cost of ours. Accurate Tools and Method of Producing Them.—Their tools for testing and gauging work are of the most improved kind, giving a positive reading to a much finer degree than ours. Their method of producing cutting tools for giving correct form of thread, &c., are excellent, and enable the workmen to proceed on well defined lines with very great accuracy. My visit was in every respect educational in point of order, system, accuracy, and economy, and the problem which I set myself is the appli- cation as far as possible of the variou3 improved methods which I have seen to the greater and more varied productions of our work." Times."

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