Did you ever take
the time to really think about where things come from and
who invented them? Well in this report I am going to tell
you who invented something amazing. That thing is the
steel plow and John Deere invented it.
In the year of 1804 in
Rutland , Vermont a boy named John Deere was born. Deere
had a couple of early jobs, but he was always interested
in the blacksmiths in his neighborhood. In the year 1821
Deere was hired as a blacksmith. After his first year
people began to notice his work. Deere was always making
little things out of leftover metals. In 1829 Deere built
his own business in Leicester.
In 1837, after many
years of studying, Deere invented the first steel plow
that turned American prairie sod. Deere became one of the
worlds greatest plow makers. In 1837 he opened a
blacksmith shop in Grand Detour, ILL. He learned that the
farmers were not happy with their plows because the sod
got stuck. Deere built a hard moldboard out of saw
material in 1837 which worked better. He worked with his
partner Leonard Andruss. Within 10 years Deere and
Andruss were producing 1000 plows yearly.
In 1846 Deere started
a new company in Moline, ILL. In 1857 he was making
10,000 plows yearly. In 1868 the company was incorporated
as Deere and Company. His company ranks one of the
largest industrial corporation companies in the United
States. In 1886 John Deere died.
Even though we don't
use the plow in our own homes it is still a very
important invention to some people. We were lucky enough
to have a wonderful person like John Deere to have made
the plow a lot easier to use.
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