THE INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER COMPANY
The International Harvester Company--the harvester trust-- as organized in New Jersey on August 12, 1902. It represented consolidation of the five leading manufacturers of harvesting machines,--the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company with a factory at Chicago), the Deering Harvester Company with a factory at Chicago), the Warder, Bushnell and Glessner Company (with a factory at Springfield, Ohio), the Plano Manufacturing Company with a factory at Plano, Illinois (near Chicago), and the Milwaukee Harvester Company (with a factory at Milwaukee).2 The five plants of these companies, according to an official statement, were the largest and most complete of their kind in the world.3 Among them they produced approximately 85 per cent of the total output of harvesting machines in the United States.4 Their control of the harvester trade in the territory adjacent to them (the great grain growing states of the country) was even greater than 85 per cent, since he leading competitors of the trust were located in New York____________________
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Publication information: Book title: The Trust Problem in the United States. Contributors: Eliot Jones - Author. Publisher: Macmillan & Co.. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 1922. Page number: 231.
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