Have any on this forum read about Simon Iturri Patino

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I found this book a few years ago.I found it very interesting, this guy was called the tin king and had the USA in a sqeeze, in the war years. I never read about him in the history books. This guy may have started monoplies in the industies. Check this guy out!

-- ET (bneville@zebra.net), January 31, 2000


Tin? As in Tin Foil?

Get a life!

-- TrollStomper (DoomersUnited@TB2000.Net), January 31, 2000.

Well, kinda you give a link to whatever?

-- John Wayne (citizen@you.com), January 31, 2000.

Look him up yourself. This guy had the USA by the b.... in world war one and two.That is why we had too ask people to turn in all tin product at the time. We had no smelters. Please do study history a little more.

-- ET (bneville@zebra.net), January 31, 2000.

hmmmm suppose those tin shortages are why they manufactured pennies out of tin during the war ......


-- Squirrel Hunter (nuts@upina.cellrelaytower), January 31, 2000.

Sq, In WW2 they made pennies out of steel instead of the normal copper.

-- Ken Seger (kenseger@earthlink.net), January 31, 2000.

This guy was wild,he was from the Andes, spanish and native and very smart,found persons in europe for his kids to marry and paid them well. This man lived a very long life from 1862 to after 1947 when this book was readen.

-- ET (bneville@zebra.net), January 31, 2000.

It helps to have the spelling right. But even then this is all Google, AltaVista, and InferenceFind could pull up on this guy:
Patiqo, Simsn Ituri

18681947, Bolivian capitalist. He owned rich tin mines in Bolivia and invested his enormous fortune, thought to have been among the world's largest, in other financial enterprises. Called the Tin King, Patiqo exerted considerable influence on his country's governmental policies, though he spent most of the latter half of his life abroad. Many of his Bolivian holdings were nationalized after the revolution of 1952.

(from The Columbia Encyclopedia, Fifth Edition Copyright )1993)

-- Tom Carey (tomcarey@mindspring.com), February 01, 2000.

Thanks Tom This is the right man. It is his ideas that seam to have made it more into modern companies that have me surprised me.

-- ET (bneville@zebra.net), February 01, 2000.

Ok I have looked on the internet sites and they don't have the information in the book I have so, if any person on this forum wants this book ask me and you can have it' my email is right I never hide. I do hope you ask for my book I have only one and it is a first addition history is so important. I well pay to send it.

-- ET (bneville@zebra.net), February 01, 2000.

Your post is tantalizing, in an obscure fractured looking-glass image kind of way.
Are you offering to lend us your first edition copy, and pay the shipping charges?
Are you trying to sell this copy of the book?
It seems the message you are trying to communicate is important to you, keep trying.

-- Possible Impact (posim@hotmail.com), February 01, 2000.

In 1943, they made pennies out of... ZINC.

-- Mara (MaraWayne@aol.com), February 01, 2000.

Dammitt, SCAN the BOOK and POST it...NOW!!!!!

-- INever (INevercheckmy@onebox.com), February 01, 2000.

No, in 1943 they made pennies out of -steel-. You can verify this with a magnet.

They make pennies out of zinc -now-, though.

BTW, Canadian "silver" coins (nickles, dimes, etc.) are made of pure nickel, which is also magnetic.

Tin -- in the context in this thread -- is neither "tinfoil" (aluminum), or "tin can" metal (steel), but a soft white metal with a low melting point. It's fairly expensive as non-precious metals go. It's used in solder -- moreso now that lead has become un-PC.

-- Sluggo (sluggo@your.head), February 01, 2000.

FWIW (For what it's worth), zinc is also magnetic, but there's not enough of it in coinage to attract a magnet.

-- Ceemeister (ceemeister@hotmail.com), February 01, 2000.

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