Oliver Twist needs to metamorphose into Cyrus McCormick
as his mode of thinking might just help improve services for separated children or at least protect the best of what we have got.
He explains how the burgeoning cit became home to Cyrus McCormick
's harvester operation and to the catalogue house giants Montgomery Ward, Spiegel, and Sears, Roebuck and Company.
Katharine Dexter McCormick, an heiress in her own right and the wife of the mentally ill son of Cyrus McCormick
, is probably best known for her financing of the development of the birth control pill.
You might be the next Cyrus McCormick
, Alexander, Graham Bell, Charles Goodyear, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Eli Whitney, or Johannes Gutenberg.
's reaper and the thresher first appeared in the 1830s.
Colman McCarthy's informative review of Richard Magat's Unlikely Partners: Philanthropic Foundations and the Labor Movement ["Labor's Foundations," May 31] errs in its identification of Anita McCormick Blaine as the granddaughter of Cyrus McCormick
and daughter of Cyrus McCormick
He is the youngest son of Cyrus McCormick
, the man who invented the reaper and harvested a fortune vast as a prairie wheat field.
Among the most recognized names in this history is Cyrus McCormick
, whose keen appreciation of the value of winning high-visibility competitions led him to a huge success at England's Crystal Hall Exposition in 1851 and a presence in European markets.
patented an early model of his famous reaper.
"Chauncey was the great nephew of Cyrus McCormick
, who invented the first commercially successful mechanical reaper and in 1851 co-founded the McCormick Reaper Works, which merged with the Deering Harvester Company in 1906 to become International Harvester Corporation," the website says.
I doubt Cyrus McCormick
or Henry Wallace would recognize much of the industry we call agriculture today.
In July 1831, Cyrus McCormick
invented the first mechanical reaper and demonstrated it on a Virginia farm.
Her philanthropic will passed along much of the family fortune of her grandfather Cyrus McCormick
, and her father, Cyrus Jr., both enriched far beyond their immigrant dreams of wealth.
In other sectors, aggressive patent managers, including Isaac Singer and Cyrus McCormick
, relied more heavily on the sales of large, integrated businesses.
Obed Hussey, who probably should have credit for the first successful reaper instead of Cyrus McCormick
, demonstrated a steam plow at the 1855 Maryland State Fair, but it wasn't successful and Hussey apparently worked on the thing until he was killed by a train in 1860.