New York, American Telephone and Telegraph Company, 1927. 8vo. In the original printed blue wrappers. In "The Bell System Technical Journal", Volume VI, October, Number 4, 1927. Entire issue offered. Light miscolouring to spine. A fine fine and clean copy. Pp. 722-735. [Entire issue: 551-752 pp.].
First appearance of Shewhart's seminal second publication on Quality control which gave birth to the entire field of statistical quality control thus created the basis for the control chart by experiments that are now an integrated part of all statistical control.
"Shewhart successfully brought together the disciplines of statistics, engineering, and economics and became known as the father of modern quality control.
Shewhart was concerned that statistical theory serve the needs of industry. He exhibited the restlessness of one looking for a better way. A man of science who patiently developed and tested his ideas and the ideas of others, he was an astute observer of developments in the world of science and technology. In that respect, the field of quality control can claim a genuine pioneer in Shewhart." (Berger, Roger W. The Certified quality engineer handbook, 2002, P. 55).