Deere Historical Perspective Series

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From the Archives of John Deere

[Video] Why John Deere Succeeded When Others Didn't

This 2-minute video in the “Deere Historical Perspective Series” explains John Deere’s early insistence on process as its differentiator. His first patent of 1864 was for a process, and Deere demanded provide consistency of production before moving on to other products. That performance set the table for Deere to leverage riding cultivators and other innovations in the post-Civil War era, as the company empowered farmers to how they could realize more from their farms.
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[Video] John Deere Emerges from Crowd of 2,000 Plowmakers

In this quick-hit video from Farm Equipment, John Deere Historian Neil Dahlstrom provides context to the 19th century farm equipment industry and how the John Deere company and its Plow Works in East Moline, Ill., made a name for itself among a crowded market of 2,000 different plow manufacturers.
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[Video] The Evolution of the Branch Houses & Implement Dealers

Many have produced innovative equipment, but it’s another thing altogether to successfully distribute and promote it. In this quick-hit video from Farm Equipment, Neil Dahlstrom, Manager of History & Corporate Archives at John Deere, provides a quick summary of the origins of the upstart manufacturer’s early distribution model, starting with branch houses and the independent dealers who would educate, inform and supply farmers with John Deere’s latest innovations.
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From the Archives of John Deere

[Video] John Deere: Down on his Luck Blacksmith Turned Industry Innovator

In this quick-hit video from the editors of Farm Equipment, Neil Dahlstrom, Manager of History & Corporate Archives at John Deere, tells the story of how a blacksmith amidst a financial depression left Vermont to embark on a 6-week journey to the Illinois frontier looking for work. And how a discarded sawmill blade would revolutionize agriculture, and the farm machinery supply landscape.
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