Item #17357 Scientific Studies of Kitchen Work. [Cover title.]. Home economics, Harrington Emerson.
Scientific Studies of Kitchen Work. [Cover title.]
Scientific Studies of Kitchen Work. [Cover title.]
Scientific Studies of Kitchen Work. [Cover title.]
Scientific Studies of Kitchen Work. [Cover title.]
Scientific Studies of Kitchen Work. [Cover title.]
Scientific Studies of Kitchen Work. [Cover title.]
Scientific Studies of Kitchen Work. [Cover title.]

Scientific Studies of Kitchen Work. [Cover title.]

[Nappanee, Indiana: Published with the Permission of the Emerson Engineers, Coppes Brothers & Zook, n.d., 1920s]. First edition. The present item advertises the Napanee Dutch Kitchenet, a labor-saving kitchen outfit, and explains the time and motion studies conducted to test the utility of the outfit. The Napanee was a set of cabinets, storage containers, and workspaces built in accordance with new discoveries in sanitation and food safety. It could supposedly save overworked homemakers over 1,500 steps in their kitchens every day by using the Napanee, which centralized kitchen workspaces. With four full-page photo reproductions and a two-page table. Headings and borders printed in light blue. Slight soiling and creasing to wrappers. Clean and fresh throughout. With a color-printed advertisement laid in. A very good copy of this rare promotional catalogue. Publisher’s gray paper wrappers titled in light blue. 9 x 12 inches. [16] pp, Item #17357

The time and motion study reported here measured the movements made by women as they prepared various meals with and without the Napanee. The study concludes that preparing breakfast with the Napanee required 349 fewer steps than without it, luncheon required 509 fewer steps, and dinner required 734 fewer steps. Time and motion studies, based on the work of Frederick Winslow Taylor and Frank and Lillian Gilbreth, are used to standardize labor practices, save time, and reduce physical strain on workers. These studies are especially relevant in industrial jobs, as well as in banks, schools, hospitals, and restaurants.

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