John Deere vintage tractor. . .
John Deere was a Canadian blacksmith and manufacturer who founded Deere & Company, one of the largest agricultural and construction equipment manufacturers in the world. Born in Rutland, Vermont, Deere moved to Illinois and invented the first commercially successful steel plow in 1837.
Different stories are told of how the steel plow came into being. Some say he thought of polished needles and others that he considered the way the polished steel pitchfork tines moved through hay and soil and thought that same effect could be obtained for a plow.