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Experimental Tractor

Date: 1896
Description: 40 H.P. experimental tractor. Original caption reads, "40 H.P., Built in 1896."
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Speck's Cotton Picker

Date: July 19 1927
Description: Left side view of Speck's cotton picker, taken for International Harvester's Engineering Department.
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Cotton Picking Machine

Date: May 17 1916
Description: Men gathered outdoors around a cotton picking machine exhibited at the National Implement and Vehicle Association Meeting.
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"Romance of the Reaper" Demonstration Scene

Date: 1930
Description: Still from the feature length motion picuture "Romance of the Reaper" showing a recreation of the demonstration of Cyrus McCormick's reaper of 1831. The fi...
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Speck's Cotton Picker

Date: 1927
Description: Front view of "Speck's cotton picker," taken for International Harvester's Engineering Department.
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Construction of a Reaper on Film Set

Date: 1929
Description: A production still for the Fox Hearst film "Romance of the Reaper". The film was produced by International Harvester to celebrate the Reaper Centennial. Ca...
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John F. Appleby

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Description: Portrait of inventor John F. Appleby. The Wisconsin inventor is credited with inventing a knotting mechanism that made twine grain binders possible in the...
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Horse-Powered Saw

Date: 1925
Description: Photographic illustration of two men cutting wood with a saw powered by horses on a treadmill. The horses and treadmill were added by an artist's drawing.
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Men Posing with McCormick Binder

Date: 1899
Description: A group of five men stand and sit around a McCormick grain binder.
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Early Experimental Tractor

Date: 1905
Description: A man sits behind the wheel of what appears to be an experimental tractor. The location is staged for a photo shoot, with a white cloth hung in front of a...
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Friction-Drive Tractor

Date: 1933
Description: Three-quarter right front side view of a friction-drive tractor by the Ohio Manufacturing Company.
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Reaper Centennial Medallion

Date: 1931
Description: Front side of International Harvester's reaper centennial medallion (or coin), featuring an image of Cyrus Hall McCormick, the words "Inventor of the Reape...
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Reaper Centennial Medallion

Date: 1931
Description: Reverse side of the International Harvester reaper centennial medallion (or coin) showing the reaper in use, and the words "Centennial of the Reaper, 1891-...
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Reaper Centennial Window Display

Date: 1931
Description: Display in the window of the Hudson Bay Company department store in Alberta, Canada, celebrating the centennial anniversary of the reaper's invention.
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Babcock Ceremony

Date: 1928
Description: Crowd seated on the lawn of Agriculture Hall on the University of Wisconsin-Madison for a ceremony honoring S.M. Babcock, inventor of the butter test.
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Earl C. Smith Giving a Speech

Date: July 31 1941
Description: Earl C. Smith, president of the Illinois Agricultural Association, speaks into a microphone at an event to honor Mr. Clarence Dauberman for creating the fi...
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Working on Reaper on Film Set

Date: 1929
Description: A production still for the Fox Hearst film "Romance of the Reaper". The film was produced by International Harvester to celebrate the Reaper Centennial. Ca...
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Tractor Prototype

Date: 1933
Description: Three-quarter left front side view of a tractor prototype by the Ohio Manufacturing Company.
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Withington Wire Binder

Date: 1876
Description: A Withington wire binder sits on display inside a building at the Centennial Exposition, the first official World's Fair in the United States.
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McCormick Wire Binder of 1876

Date: 1900
Description: Side view of a man using a McCormick wire binder pulled by three horses to work in a field.

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