《巨人之现金抢劫》(grunch of giants) 英译中,第二部分

My 1927 Dymaxion House had excited many into trying to make money by being the first in the massproduction house industry, not knowing it would take a completely new prototype and a halfcentury before across-the-board evolution was ready for it. A group of prominent industrialists led by one of my young fans had incorporated “General Houses,” and that was all it took to get Fortune excited.

我在1927年发明的 Dymaxion House 让许多人兴奋不已,他们试图成为大规模生产住宅行业的第一个吃螃蟹的人来赚钱,但他们并不知道这需要一个全新的原型,也不知道需要半个世纪的时间才能实现。由我的一位年轻粉丝带领的一群杰出的工业家成立了“General Houses”,这让《财富》杂志兴奋起来。

– Thirteen years later, in 1945, Fortune again featured my scientific dwelling—the Fuller House prototype—only one of which I had produced, for the United States Air Force in Beech Aircraft’s Wichita, Kansas, plant. Fortune and many others were sure that this was to be an immediate mass-production success and, more importantly to them, a “money-maker.”

13年后的1945年,《财富》杂志再次刊登了我的科学住宅——Fuller House 的原型——其中只有一个是我生产的,为美国空军在堪萨斯州威奇托的 Beech 飞机工厂生产。《财富》杂志和其他许多人确信,它将立即大规模生产,更重要的是,Fuller House 能帮他们赚钱。

注释:

Beechcraf:比奇飞机公司

比奇 (英语:Beechcraft)是一个美国的通用航空及军事航空生产商,现属于德事隆航空旗下的一个品牌。

After Beech’s production-engineering department had carefully analyzed the prototype and priced out its tooling costs, they tendered a firm bid to the Fuller House Company to produce replicas of this prototype in quantities of no less than 20,000 per year, at a base, f.o.b. Wichita factory price of $1,800, minus the kitchen and laundry equipment, to be furnished by General Electric for another $400 each. But Beech’s bid required that $10 million for tooling would have to be provided by others. Beech already had Wichita banks’ backing of $10 million for their post-World War II private corporate plane production.

Beech 的生产工程部门仔细分析了原型并估算了模具成本后,他们向富勒之家公司投标,要求其每年生产不少于2万个原型的复制品。以威奇托市离岸价 1800 美元为基础,减去由通用电气配备的厨房和洗衣设备每套房子400美元。但 Beech 的出价要求1000万美元的模具费用必须由其他人提供。Beech 公司得到威奇托银行1000万美元的支持,用于二战后私人企业飞机生产。

(译者吐槽:我要看的是你的财经分析和判断,这些多少多少美元的出价是什么时候的价格,谁关心这些事情,停止吹捧你的 Fuller House)

注释:

replicas:复制品

FOB:离岸价格,是卖方在合同规定的港口把货物装到买方指定的运载工具上,负担货物装上运载工具为止的一切费用和风险的价格。

minus: 减;减去

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