1795, Jul 281868, Aug 8
an American engineer, inventor, and entrepreneur who left a bequest that was used to establish the Stevens Institute of Technology. At an early age Stevens was entrusted by his father with the family business affairs, and in 1821 at the age of 26 he assumed full responsibility for the Stevens estate in Hoboken and other properties. Also in 1821, he developed the "Jeef Beef," a cast-iron plow with a curved moldboard and replaceable heel piece. The plow was popular among New Jersey farmers.
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