By: Jenna Ramos
How does the invention work?
It used horses to pull a mechanized cutter.
What was the purpose of this invention?
It was suppose to make farming eaiser and quicker.
Where did the invention occur?
Rockbridge County, Virginia
When did the invention occur?
The first one was invented in 1803. The second one was invented in 1831.
Why was there need for this invention?
The reaper enabled farmers to harvest more than 10 acres (4 hectares) of grain per day. Before his invention, farmers harvested with cradle scythes and a skilled worker could harvest at most 2 or 3 acres (0.8 to 1.2 hectares) per day.