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Pitman

Sir Isaac. 1813--97, English inventor of a system of phonetic shorthand (1837)

pitman

[′pit·mən]
(engineering)
A worker in or near a pit, as in a quarry, mine, garage, or foundry.
On a pumping unit, an arm connecting the crank with the walking beam for converting rotary motion to reciprocating motion.
(mechanical engineering)
In an automotive steering system, the arm that is connected to the shaft of the steering gear sector and the tie rod, and swings back and forth as the steering wheel is turned. Also known as pitman arm.
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Were thrilled to see Pitmans join the customer community and successfully leverage the platform and Microsoft integration, Steve Latter, NetDocuments Sr.
Pitman was determined that his system of shorthand should be brought to as many people as possible.
Pitman wastireless in his work over more than 50 years - a teetotal, non-smoking, devoutly-religious vegetarian, he enjoyed excellent health.
Pitman was right when he said it made writing and infor--mation gathering much easier.
Pitman began to experiment in wood carving around this time, although it is not known exactly when he began.
Pitman designed this mahogany bedstead on the occasion of his marriage to his second wife, Adelaide Nourse.
Today, the Pitman Bedstead is considered one of the finest examples of both Cincinnati Art Carved Furniture and American Aesthetic Movement furniture ever produced.