When and Where was it created?
the mechanical reaper was first invented in rockbridge county,VA, 1831 by cyrus hall mccormick.
Why was it important?
The mechanical reaper was a 2 horse drawn mechanical machine that was used by farmers down south to help cut wheat more efficient and quickly. Therefore the mechanical reaper allowed farmers to harvest as much grain in one day as they could harvest by hand in two weeks, therefore changing the production and cultivation of grain throughout the world.