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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.
Photograph

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...
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.
Document

Columbian Exposition Diploma of Honorable Mention

Date: December 24 1894
Description: Diploma of honorable mention presented to Stephen M. Babcock by the Board of Lady Managers of the Columbian Exposition. The document honors Babcock's inven...
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...
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.
Photograph

McCormick Reaper Exhibit at "Century of Progress"

Date: 1933
Description: Female model posing with a rake next to a reproduction of Cyrus Hall McCormick's first reaper at International Harvester's "Century of Progress" Worlds Fai...
Manuscript

McCormick's 1834 Reaper Patent

Date: 1897
Description: Official copy of Cyrus McCormick's 1834 reaper patent. This copy was made by the Patent Office at the request of the McCormick family.
Historical Object

Reaper Test on Centennnial Coin

Date: 1931
Description: Back side of a coin made for International Harvester to celebrate the "Reaper Centennial." The event commemorated the one hundred year anniversary of the t...
Photograph

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.
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

McCormick Marsh Harvester of 1875

Date: 1900
Description: Side view of three men using a McCormick marsh-type hand-binding harvester in a field.
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.,...
Photograph

McCormick Reaper of 1847

Date: 1900
Description: A man uses a team of two horses to pull a McCormick reaper in a field while other women and men rake the cut grain.
Photograph

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."
Photograph

First McCormick Reaper Re-Enactment

Date: 1929
Description: Re-enactors demonstrate a replica of the first reaper built by Cyrus Hall McCormick in 1831. The man raking at the back of the reaper appears to be playing...

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