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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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HISTORIC: Bible from Many systems had been devised before Pitman's time but they were based on longhand - Samuel Pepys wrote parts of his diaries in shorthand in the 17th century.
Pitman's broke the mould because it was phonetic, based on sounds.
The first phonetic society was set up in 1843 enabling increasing numbers of Pitman's shorthand writers to keep in touch.
shorthand." Pitman wastireless in his work over more than 50 years - a teetotal, non-smoking, devoutly-religious vegetarian, he enjoyed excellent health.
I have used Pitman's shorthand since I was 18, learning the basics at Evered High School, Walton.
Pitman was right when he said it made writing and infor--mation gathering much easier.
Pitman's is the best system but is not the easiest to learn.
This bed, which occupied the Pitman's bedroom, was meant to symbolize and celebrate sleep.
Today, the Pitman Bedstead is considered one of the finest examples of both Cincinnati Art Carved Furniture and American Aesthetic Movement furniture ever produced.