I studied History and Classics as an undergraduate. Much of it felt so familiar, and it took some time for me to realize how much classical history surrounds us every day. From the Gemini space program and the Titan rocket, to the naming of elements such as titanium, to an athletic shoe and clothing company … Continue reading Remember the Titans: International Harvester’s Titan dominated the early tractor industry
1990s personal computers and 1920s farm tractors. They have much more in common than you think. A technological revolution followed both.
The farm tractor was still an unknown, emerging technology in the first decade of the twentieth century. But as automobiles replaced horses and wagons on farmsteads across the country, it seemed only a matter of time before the tractor displaced the horse entirely. But sometimes things happen too fast. If you were farmer, the largest … Continue reading The 1920s tractor bubble.