John Deere Week Two Individual May 20, 2009 Diane Phillips Instructor: Richard Rignall John Deere The individual whom I selected and believe to be a creative thinker is John Deere; the founder of John Deere Company. Born in Vermont, this individual has been a very valuable asset to John Deere Company. John was able to bring his small work shop into a large corporation which continues to grow. Having been only a one man blacksmith, John was able to expand this business to what it is today. With approximately 56,000 people working at his corporation the company continue to running strong.
For instance, I was an: bobbin boy at a cotton factory that earned $1.20 an week, messenger in a telegraph office, and secretary, and telegraph operator for the superintendent of the Pittsburgh division of the Pennsylvania Railroad. In 1859, I succeeded my boss as railroad division superintendent. While in this position, he made profitable investments in many businesses, including coal, iron and oil companies and a manufacturer of railroad sleeping cars. After an few years I created my own steel mill. Steel was suppose to be expense, but Bessemer process made is very cheap to buy.
Anthony Pfau Art Appreciation Week 2 (Jan. 9-15) Web Research Essay James Hampton’s “Throne of the Third Heaven of the Nations’ Millennium General Assembly” The “Throne of the Third Heaven…” by James Hampton, is a striking piece of work by an untrained artist of this century. The art work is derived of gold and silver aluminum foil, colored Kraft paper, plastic sheets over wood, paperboard and glass.1 James Hampton built this art in his garage. It took him about fourteen years to complete. He took home furniture and various other objects he found and covered them up with the aluminum foil. The image definitely jumps out at me.
Both living in religious households, Weyerhaeuser was Protestant his entire life while Booth was Presbyterian . Even though Weyerhaeuser was born and raised in Germany and Booth lived in Canada , they both grew up working around farms as their family was heavily involved with the agrarian lifestyle. Their fundamental experience within farming and agriculture may have influenced their decision to work at a saw mill as one of their first jobs . While Weyerhaeuser and Booth ventured through a series of different careers, it seems as if their main passion was
At the age of 22, he began to work in a textile workshop where everything was done laboriously, by hand. When Evans witnessed the tedious and dirty method of converting wheat into flour he determined he would automate the process. Although it took him seven years, he finally perfected five machines that formed an integrated production line. This new mill was able to produce up to 300 bushels per hour. One might think that Evans journey would then be a walk in the park but this was not so for he had trouble convincing millers to adopt his new system.
Andrew Carnegie: The Epitome of Industry Andrew Carnegie was born to a poor Scottish family that immigrated to America while he was an infant. He lived in poverty as a child but was able to rise to riches through hard work and intelligent business decisions. Carnegie built his first steel mill in America in 1872, shortly after meeting Henry Bessemer. Carnegie used two innovative and effective business strategies: horizontal integration and vertical integration, which would allow him to become a captain of industry. In vertical integration, Carnegie bought companies that produce resources for steel making.
The Gatling gun was invented by a man known as Richard Jordan Gatling. Gatling was born in Winton North Carolina in January 1818. Gatling’s interest in designing things was inherited from his father. He assisted in helping his father construct farm equipment on their farm in Winton. Gatling was a medical doctor but had many patents on his farm equipment inventions.
In the article, "Is There a There In Cyberspace?” by John P. Barlow he uses his own personal background to navigate throughout the 20th century to express the different views of Pinedale to the Deadheads. From a farm upbringing in Pinedale, to a minor icon of the Deadheads, Barlow focuses on the emphasis of these communities. They are just as much alike as they are different due to the types of communities they are, along with the influence of the technological age. Barlow grew up in Pinedale, Wyoming, where he was a rancher. At the dawn of the 20th century, over 40 percent of the American workforce lived off the land (Barlow pg.
Philip Griebel and August Heissner were the first to produce gnomes in quantity in 1872 (“History Gnomes”). “One of the surviving gnomes from Isham’s garden is on display at the Isham estate and is insured for one million pounds sterling” (“History Garden”). One might ask, what is the purpose of gnomes? Gnomes were to watch over crops and livestock. They were thought to provide protection, “especially of buried treasure and minerals in the ground” (“History Gnomes Love”).
1918) as being the first Navajo silversmith. (Fig.3) He began working in iron as a blacksmith, later, as it has been told, he learned silversmithing from a Mexican silversmith named Cassilio. The Mexicans called him Herrero because it meant "the smith". He was called by his own people Atsidi Sani, or "the old smith". Once Sani became skilled enough in working silver, he passed on his knowledge of silversmithing to his four sons, Big Black, Red Smith, Little Smith, and Burnt Whiskers.