RARE Advertising Brochure / Folder. And Deering Light Self-rake Reaper. For offer: a very rare advertising trade card folder!
Fresh from a prominent estate in Upstate NY. Never offered on the market until now. Great piece and in great condition! On inside is girl with puppy dog and another girl standing in bonnet. NOTE : will be sent folded, as found.
If you collect 19th century American history, Americana business card related, advertisement ad, Victorian era, etc. This is a treasure you will not see again!Genealogy research info as well. Add this to your image or paper / ephemera collection. Deering Harvester Company was founded in 1874 by William Deering. In 1902, Deering Harvester Company and McCormick Harvesting Machine Company, along with three smaller agricultural equipment firms (Milwaukee, Plano, and Warder, Bushnell & Glessner - manufacturers of Champion brand) merged to create the International Harvester Company which is still in operation today as the Case IH operations of CNH Global. Later William's sons, Charles Deering and James Deering, took.
William Deering (April 25, 1826 - December 9, 1913) was an American businessman and philanthropist. He inherited a woolen mill in Maine, but made his fortune in later life with the Deering Harvester Company. Deering was born April 25, 1826, in South Paris, Maine.In 1850, he moved to Plano, Illinois and Iowa and invested in the farmland of the area. This was apparently a successful venture, and after the war Deering opened a dry goods business called Deering, Milliken & Company. To reflect Deering's management role.  By 1879 Deering was the sole owner and the company's name had been changed to Deering Manufacturing Company. Along with the Marsh harvester, the company pioneered a harvesting reaper incorporating an automatic twine binder invented by John Appleby of Beloit, Wisconsin.
 In 1880, Deering moved the company to Chicago and established the Deering Harvester Works. Deering was also responsible for building a modern twine factory to supply farmers with sufficient length and quality of twine to work with the binders, a move followed by most competitors.  He conducted several experiments and determined that the ideal binder twine would be made of manila, spun to 700 feet per pound. The Deering Company and the reorganized Plano Harvester Company, which had moved to Pullman, competed aggressively with each other and the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company, but in 1902, under his son's direction, all three companies merged to form the International Harvester Company.William Deering financially supported several institutions of Chicago, the Northwestern University, the Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, and the Wesley Hospital among them. Deering's grave at Graceland Cemetery. After Deering retired in 1901 he spent a large part of each year at his winter home in Coconut Grove, Florida. He died on December 9, 1913, in Coconut Grove with his two sons in attendance. The Deering Library at Northwestern is named for the family. An 1899 portrait of him by Anders Zorn hangs in the library.  He was buried at Graceland Cemetery in Chicago.
A lumber town, fifteen miles west of Caruthersville, is named after him. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Advertising\Merchandise & Memorabilia\Victorian Trade Cards\Other Victorian Trade Cards".The seller is "dalebooks" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.