| 1632 series |
POD: May, 1631
|Type of Appearance:||Direct|
|Created by:||Eric Flint|
Georg Kleinschmidt was a German merchant who brought the first shipment of nails and spikes to Grantville after the Ring of Fire. Realizing the economic potential in the time-displaced American town and seeing the massive amount of wood construction going up, Kleinschmidt cheerfully abandoned trade and sank his new small fortune into building a nail factory with his new business partner Keith Trumble, an American car dealer.
Kleinschmidt's settlement served as an example to other German merchants and traders to move their base of operations to Grantville as investing in manufacture was even more profitable than trade.