December 6th 2010, 11:42
By the early years of the 20th century, mass production processes were being refined. Soon, factories would produce thousands upon thousands of items inexpensively - from bottle tops, cola drinks, processed foods, to bicycles and motor cars. Suddenly, everyone could have the same thing!
These new industrial processes weren't restricted to consumer fare; they were also being introduced in the burgeoning petro-chemical industry, which would produce parts, components and pharmaceutical drugs.