Benjamin Holt

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Birthday
1, 1849
Birthplace
Concord, NH
Death Date
Dec 5, 1920 (71)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
1, 1849
Birthplace
Concord, NH
Death Date
Dec 5, 1920 (71)

About

American business owner who invented the first crawler-type tread tractor. He founded the Holt Manufacturing Company with his brothers.

Before Fame

He began working for his father's sawmill at age twenty and moved to California to pursue his own business when he was thirty-four.

Trivia

Holt Manufacturing Co. tractors were used to haul artillery during World War One.

Family Life

He was married to Anna Brown Holt.

Associated With

Richard Edgeworth paved the way for his invention by inventing the caterpillar track.