Document Review

HW due 10/13/11 -

- Read the following passage then answer the questions below

”One man draws out the wire, another straights it, a third cuts it, a fourth points it, a fifth grinds it at the top for receiving the head: to make the head requires two or three distinct operations: to put it on is a particular business, to whiten the pins is another ... and the important business of making a pin is, in this manner, divided into about eighteen distinct operations, which in some manufactories are all performed by distinct hands, though in others the same man will sometime perform two or three of them.” -Adam Smith, Wealth of Nations
1. Who is the author of the passage above?

2. What is the title of the book this passage was excertped from.

3. In your own words (using no less than 3 sentences) summarize the production method described in the passage.

4. What product is being created using the method above?