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AEG Production in Berlin (c. 1900)
Industrial production exploited economies of scale and rational organization. In this workshop-like factory of AEG [Allgemeine Elektizit├Ąts-Gesellschaft or the General Electric Company], workers in industrial uniforms assembled small motors at benches lit by small lamps. A number of women were also involved in production; they can be seen on the left side of the photograph. Photo: Georg Buxenstein & Co.