Mechanical Reaper

Cyrus McCormick

Original Inventor

The First Inventor

Cyrus Hall McCormick was born on February 15th, 1809. His father also was an inventor

In 1831, McCormick developed the idea for the mechanical reaper.

Obed Hussey

Obed Hussey was the U.S. inventor of the full-sized grain reaper. His version or the mechanical reaper was patented before McCormick's mechanical reaper. McCormick and Hussey both competed fiercely. Both creating new improvements to the invention.

What was the Mechanical Reaper for ?

It was a horse drawn reaper that helped farmers harvest more land. Before the invention was created, farmers had trouble harvesting as much land.

Where was the Mechanical Reaper invented?

In Chicago, Illinos

When was the Mechanical Reaper invented?

It was invented in 1831. Cyrus Hall McCormick was only 22 years old.

Why was the Mechanical Reaper needed?

The mechanical reaper was need because people were demanding more of those crops during the Industrial Revolution. It was hard picking only 2 to 3 acres each day comparing to the horse drawn mechanical reaper picking up 10+ acres each day. It helped farmers sell much more crops.

Why was the Mechanical Reaper important to history?

It was important because it fufilled the supply and demand of this time period. It was more efficient for farmers. They had much more things done than they would've before the Mechanical Reaper.

Bibliography

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~ Cyrus McCormick's Reaping Machine (America, 1831), The First Mechanical Reaper To Be Generally Adopted. Engraving 1862. Photography. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 4 Feb 2014. http://quest.eb.com/images/300_2286529


~ Farmers Beating The Grain. Photography. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 4 Fe


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