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Steam-powered sewing machine designed by C.T. Judkin of Manchester in use at Holloway & Co.'s clothing factory, Stroud, Gloucestershire. Holloways introduced division of labour in their factory. One pair of trousers passed through 16 pairs of hands, each operative carrying out a specific task. From 'The Illustrated London News', December 1854. Woodcut

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Steam-powered sewing machine designed by C.T. Judkin of Manchester in use at Holloway & Co.'s clothing factory, Stroud, Gloucestershire. Holloways introduced division of labour in their factory.  One pair of trousers passed through 16 pairs of hands, each operative carrying out a specific task. From 'The Illustrated London News', December 1854. Woodcut