In Moline, he met Charles Deere
, then head of the family-owned company.
The John Deere tractor is a foundation of American history and THE JOHN DEERE STORY: A BIOGRAPHY OF PLOWMAKERS JOHN & CHARLES DEERE
is an essential key to understanding its evolution and importance.
This caused a serious trademark dispute with Charles Deere
, as Deere had long called its plow the "Moline plow.
Who knows how much lobbying went on behind the scenes in Washington, but both Charles Deere
Wiman (who resigned as Deere & Co.
Three years later, Velie joined the Deere family business, still a small local firm, and worked closely with his brother-in-law, Charles Deere
, for the next 32 years.
Butterworth, president of the Deere Plow Works since the death of Charles Deere
John Deere's first planter design (a horse-drawn 2-row planter) dates to 1877 when Charles Deere
(John Deere's son) joined forces with Alvah Mansur to establish Deere & Mansur Co.