Examine the preference of hand labour over machines by the industrialists of the Victorian Britain.
- Industrialists did not want to introduce machines as it required large capital investment and there was plenty of labour.
- Industries where production fluctuated with the season , industrialists usually preferred hand labour, employing workers for the season.
- The demand in the market was often goods with intricate designs and specific shapes which can only be done with hand labour. Hand-made products came to symbolize refinement and class.