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Cyrus Hall McCormick

Cyrus Hall McCormick | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Portrait of Cyrus Hall McCormick (1809-1884). McCormick was a Chicago industrialist and inventor in 1831 of the first commercially successful reaper, a horse-drawn machine to harvest wheat. He formed the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company in 1848 to manufacture and sell his invention, and through innovative marketing techniques the Chicago firm grew into the largest farm equipment manufacturer in the United States. The company eventually became part of the International Harvester Company.
DESCRIPTION
Portrait of Cyrus Hall McCormick (1809-1884). McCormick was a Chicago industrialist and inventor in 1831 of the first commercially successful reaper, a horse-drawn machine to harvest wheat. He formed the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company in 1848 to manufacture and sell his invention, and through innovative marketing techniques the Chicago firm grew into the largest farm equipment manufacturer in the United States. The company eventually became part of the International Harvester Company.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:1858
Creation Date: 1879
Creator Name:Unknown
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Collection Name:McCormick - International Harvester
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:NF McCormick, Cyrus Hall
Original Dimensions:4 x 5 inches
SUBJECTS
Business
Agricultural machinery industry
Businessmen
McCormick family
McCormick, Cyrus Hall, 1809-1884
Men
Portrait photography
Inventors

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