Most North Americans or maybe even non-North Americans, have heard of the John Deere brand of tractors and farm machinery. As the United States’ oldest brand of farm equipment, this would make sense. But there are other US brands, as well, many of whom were started in the 1800s similar to John Deere. One of them is the New Holland brand of agricultural machinery.
The company got its start in 1895 in New Holland, PA which is located in Lancaster County, the heart of Amish Country in Pennsylvania. According to Wikipedia, Abe Zimmerman was a mechanical genius who started the company to help the farming community around him. Over the decades, his company merged with or was bought out right by other companies such as Sperry, Ford and Fiat. Today it is an international cooperation headquartered in Turin, Italy which has won many awards for its innovation.
As you and your loved ones assemble this jigsaw puzzle entitled “120 Years – The Next Generation, New Holland Agriculture”, this would be a great opportunity to explore the history of the farming industry in the United States, especially if you have any experience with farming. You can find it and other Farming puzzles at our website.