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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.
Book or Pamphlet

Back Cover of Adriance Buckeye Harvesting Machinery Catalog

Date: 1900
Description: Back cover of an advertising catalog for Adriance, Platt & Company featuring an illustration of a clock. Agricultural machinery parts serve as the hands of...
Book or Pamphlet

Aultman, Miller and Company Advertising Catalog

Date: 1896
Description: Front cover of an advertising catalog for Aultman, Miller and Company, manufacturers of agricultural equipment. Features a chromolithograph of a woman sit...
Photograph

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...
Print

On the Threshold of the First Century!

Date: 1928
Description: Advertisement celebrating 100 years of International Harvester history. Features inset drawings of McCormick's first reaper in 1831 and "Harvester's first...
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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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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.
Photograph

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.
Photograph

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.
Poster

Map of the United States in 1831

Date: 1933
Description: Map created by International Harvester entitled "The United States as it appeared in 1831 when Cyrus Hall McCormick invented the Reaper." The map pinpoint...
Poster

"Romance of the Reaper" Poster

Date: 1931
Description: Advertising poster for the "Romance of the Reaper" film for use in Australia. The poster features an illustration of Cyrus Hall McCormick building the firs...
Print

McCormick Catalog Cover

Date: 1895
Description: Color lithograph cover illustration for the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company catalog. Shows a portrait of Cyrus Hall McCormick over an illustration of...
Photograph

Tractor Prototype

Date: 1933
Description: Three-quarter right side rear view of a tractor prototype. On the right front front side of the tractor is a sign that reads: "M'f'd by The Ohio Mfg. Co.,...
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S.S. Morton Tractor

Date: 1899
Description: Three-quarter left side view of a tractor built by S.S. Morton. The photograph is labeled, "The Predecessor of the International Line."
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Clarence L. Dauberman Farm

Date: July 31 1941
Description: People gathered around a Farmall Regular tractor on the farm of Clarence L. Dauberman. Original caption reads: "Sydney G. McAllister, chairman, executive c...
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"Romance of the Reaper" Film Still

Date: 1929
Description: Scene from the film "Romance of the Reaper" showing the building of the first practical reaper on the McCormick farm in Virginia. Actors playing the parts...

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