Jesse Armour

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Jesse Armour was born in Westerly, Rhode Island back in 1834. At the age of ten he designed a drill that would evenly space ten holes in a carriage wheel at the same time. You can see where I’m going with this one.

Anyway, he obtained over 150 patents for toys. In 1867, he designed a doll carriage with a leather hood. It is owned by the Museum of the City of New York. Among some of his inventions, patents were the Shoo-fly rocking horse in 1859. In 1861, he was given a patent for the first spring-loaded rocking horse. One of his inventions was the children’s building blocks they had a tongue and groove interlocking design which is still in production today. Next, he invented the nesting blocks used for storage they are still manufactured to this day.

No, what you may not know about Jesse Armour today, just straight to the point.

Until tomorrow give someone the free gift of a smile

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray from building blocks to current day legos.... oh, how we've progressed.... 

Jan 01, 2019 03:51 AM #1
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Perhaps unknowingly, he was building many childhood logs to what became the eveoltion of legos.

Jan 01, 2019 03:59 AM #2
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Starting the New Year with a thinker! Nice job! Enjoy your day!

Jan 01, 2019 04:30 AM #3
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

Many items I used over the years.

Now they say the rocking horse is dangerous to our kids!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Jan 01, 2019 04:41 AM #4
John Henry
John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc. - Orlando, FL
Residential Architect, Luxury Custom Home Design

Hi James, I loved toy blocks and now I know who championed them!  Do you remember a group of funny shaped blocks that fit together called SOMA?  I just found out it was invented in 1933 by Piet Hein who was attending a lecture on quantum mechanics.  See what you inspire us to do here!!  Thanks James.  Here is a quick video of this mind game of a toy.

Jan 01, 2019 04:46 AM #5
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

James Dray  loved blocks and rocking horses ---well well

Happy New Year & Keep on Smiling

Wishing you the Best in 2019


Jan 01, 2019 06:48 AM #6
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

Happy New Year to you too Amanda!  Have a profitable 2019 Surrounded by friends and loved ones! 

Jan 01, 2019 07:12 AM #7
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Didn't quite undersatand the ending but a productive man none the less.

Jan 01, 2019 07:27 AM #8
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. A good and different read today. A young kid who made his future. Happy New Year.

Jan 01, 2019 08:24 AM #9
Mike Cooper, GRI
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

James, I have a spring rocking horse sitting in my family room today. Happy New Year! Have a happy, healthy and prosperous new year.

Jan 01, 2019 08:35 AM #10
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Another wonderful inventor that I never knew anything about before today, haha.  I hope that your day is going well my friend!

Jan 01, 2019 09:04 AM #11
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What a visionary Mr. Armour was.  Wishing you and yours a wonderful 2019, and I hope in February you come down our way!  A

Jan 01, 2019 09:37 AM #12
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- Where in the world would we be without his inventions!!! Have a wonderful New Year.

Jan 01, 2019 11:28 AM #13
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning James - my sister and I had a rocking horse and I hads Lincoln logs.

Jan 01, 2019 11:51 AM #14
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi James Dray  - Jesse helped a lot of  (us) kids enjoy childhood!  Good for him.

Jan 01, 2019 12:11 PM #15
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I want to wish you and your family a special 2019, James.  May it be all you wish it to be!

Jan 01, 2019 01:40 PM #16
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude


Hey, I familiar with that stuff. Mr. Armour was a clever and creative fellow.


Jan 04, 2019 10:06 PM #17
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