It was easier to cut or mow grass in the late 19th century to make them into hay bails. It was less time consuming instead of having the whole family out in the field with scythes chopping the wheat.

What is it?

Obed Hussey patented a reaper in 1833, called the Hussey Reaper. This new type of reaper only needed two horses to pull it. One man would operat the machine while the other steered it.
The first mechanical reapers where thought to be invented by the the Romans

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