清家 正の思想 -特に機械製図に関して- Tadasi Seike's Thought -An Observation from the Viewpoint of Engineering Drafting-
Tadasi Seike (1891-1974), engineer-educator of mechanical engineering, wrote several books on engineering drafting which were favorably accepted by many engineers, successively played various important roles in engineering education and industrial standardization and was decorated with an order; however, there is certain question whether he had satisfaction with his own results of endeavoring on the advancement of Japanese machine industry, because almost every entrepreneur, who would be the largest beneficiary of Seike's theory of drafting aiming at the improvement in efficiency of labor at minor factories covering the major part of the industry in the first half of the present century in Japan, showed little interest in his arguments. This paper has the purpose to solve this problem through the explanation that Seike's arguments based on the scientific thought which was very rare among Japanese were not understood by the majority thinking mythically. The difference in types of thought between Seike and others was an invisible and very hard obstacle to the attainment of his promising plan.
図学研究 (71), 13-24, 1996-03-01