John Deere is the brand name of Deere & Company, an American corporation that manufactures agricultural and forestry machinery, diesel engines, drivetrains used in heavy equipment, lawn care equipment. In 2019, it was listed as 87th in the Fortune 500 America's ranking and was ranked 329th in the global ranking; the company provides financial services and other related activities. Deere & Company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DE; the company's slogan is "Nothing Runs Like a Deere", its logo is a leaping deer, with the words'JOHN DEERE' under it. Various logos incorporating a leaping deer have been used by the company for over 155 years. Deere & Company began when John Deere, born in Rutland, United States on February 7, 1804, moved to Grand Detour, Illinois in 1836 to escape bankruptcy in Vermont. An established blacksmith, Deere opened a 1,378-square-foot shop in Grand Detour in 1837, which allowed him to serve as a general repairman in the village, as well as a manufacturer of tools such as pitchforks and shovels.
Tools were just a start. Prior to Deere's steel plow, most farmers used iron or wooden plows to which the rich Midwestern soil stuck, so they had to be cleaned frequently; the smooth-sided steel plow solved this problem, aided migration into the American Great Plains in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The traditional way of doing business was to make the product as and when it was ordered; this style was slow, As Deere realized that this was not going to be a viable business model, he increased the rate of production by manufacturing plows before putting them up for sale. Word of his products began to spread quickly. In 1842, Deere entered a business partnership with Leonard Andrus and purchased land for the construction of a new, two-story factory along the Rock River in Illinois; this factory, named the "L. Andrus Plough Manufacturer", produced about 100 plows in 1842 and around 400 plows during the next year. Deere's partnership with Andrus ended in 1848, Deere relocated to Moline, Illinois, to have access to the railroad and the Mississippi River.
There, Deere formed a partnership with Robert Tate and John Gould and built a 1,440-square-foot factory the same year. Production rose and by 1849, the Deere, Tate & Gould Company was producing over 200 plows a month. A two-story addition to the plant was built. Deere bought out Tate and Gould's interests in the company in 1853, was joined in the business by his son Charles Deere. At that time, the company was manufacturing a variety of farm equipment products in addition to plows, including wagons, corn planters, cultivators. In 1857, the company's production totals reached 1,120 implements per month. In 1858, a nationwide financial recession took a toll on the company. To prevent bankruptcy, the company was reorganized and Deere sold his interests in the business to his son-in-law, Christopher Webber, his son, Charles Deere, who would take on most of his father's managerial roles. John Deere served as president of the company until 1886; the company was reorganized again in 1868, when it was incorporated as Company.
While the company's original stockholders were Charles Deere, Stephen Velie, George Vinton, John Deere, Charles ran the company. In 1869, Charles began to introduce marketing centers and independent retail dealers to advance the company's sales nationwide; this same year, Deere & Company won "Best and Greatest Display of Plows in Variety" at the 17th Annual Illinois State Fair, for which it won $10 and a Silver Medal. The core focus remained on the agricultural implements, but John Deere made a few bicycles in the 1890s. Increased competition during the early 1900s from the new International Harvester Company led the company to expand its offerings in the implement business, but the production of gasoline tractors came to define Deere & Company's operations during the 20th century. In 1912, Deere & Company president William Butterworth, who had replaced Charles Deere after his death in 1907, began the company's expansion into the tractor business. Deere & Company experimented with its own tractor models, the most successful of, the Dain All-Wheel-Drive, but in the end decided to continue its foray into the tractor business by purchasing the Waterloo Gasoline Engine Company in 1918, which manufactured the popular Waterloo Boy tractor at its facilities in Waterloo, Iowa.
Deere & Company continued to sell tractors under the Waterloo Boy name until 1923, when the John Deere Model D was introduced. The company continues to manufacture a large percentage of its tractors in Waterloo, namely the 7R, 8R, 9R series; the company produced the John Deere No. 2, in 1927. A year this innovation was followed up by the introduction of John Deere No. 1, a smaller machine, more popular with customers. By 1929, the No. 1 and No. 2 were replaced by newer, lighter-weight harvesters. In the 1930s, John Deere and other farm equipment manufacturers began developing hillside harvesting technology. Harvesters now had the ability to use their combines to harvest grain on hillsides with up to a 50% slope gradient. On an episode of the Travel Channel series Made in America that profiled Deere & Company, host John Ratzenberger stated that the company never repossessed any equipment from American farmers during the Grea
The white-tipped monarch is a species of bird in the family Monarchidae. The scientific name commemorates British colonial administrator and zoological collector Alfred Hart Everett; this species was described in the genus Monarcha until moved to Symposiachrus in 2009. Alternate names include Everett's monarch; some authorities have considered the white-tipped monarch to be a subspecies of the white-tailed monarch. It is endemic to Indonesia's Tanah Jampea, the second largest of the Selayar Islands group in the Flores Sea, its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest, subtropical or tropical mangrove forest, subtropical or tropical moist shrubland. It is threatened by habitat loss. Image at ADW
Black Butler is an anime series adapted from the manga series of the same title by Yana Toboso. Directed by Toshiya Shinohara and produced by A-1 Pictures, Black Butler follows the adventures of Sebastian Michaelis, a demon butler, obligated to serve Ciel Phantomhive, the young head of the Phantomhive noble family, due to a contract he made; the anime adaptation was confirmed on July 11, 2008 by Gakken's Animedia magazine, the official website of the anime began to stream a trailer of the anime on July 26, 2008. The series premiered on October 3, 2008, on Mainichi Broadcasting System and Chubu-Nippon Broadcasting. Two DVD compilations were released by Aniplex. After the sixth episode, the anime begins to diverge from the storyline of the manga; the second season, which premiered on July 2, 2010, concluded on September 17, 2010, continues this original storyline. The third season, Book of Circus, premiered on July 10, 2014, concluded on September 12, 2014. Serving as a soft reboot of the anime, the series adapts the "Noah Ark Circus" arc from the manga while ignoring the anime-exclusive events of the previous two seasons.
The series was followed by a two-episode OVA, Black Butler: Book of Murder, which adapts the "Phantomhive Manor Murders" arc. The first OVA was released in Japanese cinemas on October 25, the second on November 15, 2014. Three pieces of theme music are used for the first season; the opening theme is "Monochrome no Kiss" by the Japanese rock band Sid, while the first ending theme is "I'm Alive!" by the American singer Rebecca Hollcraft known as Becca. The second ending, which began airing with episode 14, is "Lacrimosa" by Kalafina. Two singles containing the theme music and other tracks have been released; the third single containing tracks from Kalafina has a release date of March 4, 2009. For the second season, the opening song is "Shiver" by The Gazette and the ending song "Bird" is sung by Yuya Matsushita, the single was released in August 2010; the ending for episode 8 is "Kagayaku Sora no Shijima ni wa" by Kalafina. The opening song for the third season is "ENAMEL" by Sid, while the ending song is "Aoki Tsuki Michite" by AKIRA.
Aniplex released the complete Blu-ray and DVD on May 7, 2014. General"List of Black Butler episode titles". A-1 Pictures. Archived from the original on 2008-09-13. Retrieved 2008-10-08. Specific Official website Black Butler at the Internet Movie Database Black Butler II at the Internet Movie Database Black Butler: Book of Circus at the Internet Movie Database