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McCormick Harvester and Wire Binder

McCormick Harvester and Wire Binder | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Farmer harvesting grain with horse-drawn McCormick harvester and wire grain binder built in 1876. The scene is likely a historical re-enactment - possibly created in conjunction with International Harvester's "reaper centennial" celebration. Original caption reads: "The wire binding attachment consisted mainly of two steel fingers which moved back and forth and twisted a wire band around each sheaf of grain. This machine did the cutting and binding in a single operation, requiring but one man to drive the team. McCormick built and sold 50,000 wire binders between 1877 and 1885."
DESCRIPTION
Farmer harvesting grain with horse-drawn McCormick harvester and wire grain binder built in 1876. The scene is likely a historical re-enactment - possibly created in conjunction with International Harvester's "reaper centennial" celebration. Original caption reads: "The wire binding attachment consisted mainly of two steel fingers which moved back and forth and twisted a wire band around each sheaf of grain. This machine did the cutting and binding in a single operation, requiring but one man to drive the team. McCormick built and sold 50,000 wire binders between 1877 and 1885."
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:22901
Creation Date: 1929
Creator Name:International Harvester Company
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Collection Name:McCormick - International Harvester
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:McCormick Mss 6z, box 1292, #459
Original Dimensions:10 x 8 inches
SUBJECTS
Agricultural machinery
Harvesting
Agriculture
Farmers
Men

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