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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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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.
Peter Pitman, of Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, kindly replied to my query about the Bible: "I think it is true to say that it is not particularly rare nor very valuable.
Today, the Pitman Bedstead is considered one of the finest examples of both Cincinnati Art Carved Furniture and American Aesthetic Movement furniture ever produced.