This Day In History
This Day In History
Friday, July 20, 2018

«industrialist»

William Wrigley Jr

William Wrigley Jr
(September 30, 1861 - January 26, 1932)
William Wrigley Jr. was a U.S. chewing gum industrialist. He was founder and eponym of the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company in 1891. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
American industrialist, industrialist

Wilhelm Maybach

Wilhelm Maybach
(February 9, 1846 - December 29, 1929)
Wilhelm Maybach was an early German engine designer and industrialist. During the 1890s he was hailed in France, then the world centre for car production, as the "King of constructors".
Maybach, German engine designer, engine designer, industrialist

George Pullman

George Pullman
(March 3, 1831 - October 19, 1897)
George Mortimer Pullman was an American inventor and industrialist. He is known as the inventor of the Pullman sleeping car, and for violently suppressing striking workers in the company town he created, Pullman (which was later annexed and absorbed by Chicago becoming a neighborhood).
American inventor, inventor, industrialist

Gottlieb Daimler

Gottlieb Daimler
(March 17, 1834 - March 6, 1900)
Gottlieb Daimler was an engineer, industrial designer and industrialist born in Schorndorf (Kingdom of Württemberg, a federal state of the German Confederation), in what is now Germany. He was a pioneer of internal-combustion engines and automobile development. He invented the high-speed petrol engine and the first four-wheel automobile.
Daimler, German engineer, engineer, industrialist

Henry Ford

Henry Ford
(July 30, 1863 - April 7, 1947)
Henry Ford was an American industrialist, the founder of the Ford Motor Company, and sponsor of the development of the assembly line technique of mass production. His introduction of the Model T automobile revolutionized transportation and American industry. As owner of the Ford Motor Company, he became one of the richest and best-known people in the world. He is credited with "Fordism": mass production of inexpensive goods coupled with high wages for workers. Ford had a global vision, with consumerism as the key to peace.
Ford, American industrialist, industrialist, Ford Motor Company

Elisha Otis

Elisha Otis
(August 3, 1811 - April 8, 1861)
Elisha Graves Otis was an American industrialist, founder of the Otis Elevator Company, and inventor of a safety device that prevents elevators from falling if the hoisting cable fails. He worked on this device while living in Yonkers, New York in 1852, and had a finished product in 1854.
Otis, American industrialist, industrialist, elevator

Adam Opel

Adam Opel
(May 9, 1837 - September 8, 1895)
Adam Opel was the founder of the German automobile company Adam Opel AG.
Opel, German engineer, engineer, industrialist
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