John Deere invented the first steel plow. After time, he made many more. He made this very first plow in Grand Detour, Illinois.
Growing in Business
The company added retailing to their business in 1842. John Deere found a business partner namedLeonard Andrus in 1843. Through 1843 to 1848, John deere had a great amount of change. The company started spreading to other parts of Illinois such as Moline. They built a 3 story blacksmiths shop in July.
Growing in business
By this time, John Deere had already found a business partner and was ready to start his business. His business was slowly spreading but it was spreading around Illinois. He built a 3 story blacksmiths shop in Moline, Illinois on July of that year.
Throughout the years, the company had much success but in 1853 John Deere's son Charles joined the compnay. In 1858, the company was going through financial problems so John remained president but Charles ran the business for the next 49 years.
Getting Higher Up
More than 50,000 plows are sold. Giplin Moore invented the Giplin Sulky Plow.
Business starts to slow down and the company starts selling less tractors.
The Great Depression
The Great Depression came along and slowed the company down. Sales plunge to 8.7 million dollars. Even though money was getting tight, they decided to carry debtor farmers as long as necessary.