Reaper – Patented 1855

By the mid-nineteenth century, farmers no longer had to reap entirely by hand. Machines made the work of harvesting go more quickly. This Self Raker Harvester was patented in 1855, to help farmers bring in their harvest.

Author: Sackett & Wilhelms Litho Co.
Date: 1892
Medium: Print
Bibliographic Information:

Benjamin Butterworth (ed.), The Growth of Industrial Art, Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1892, 15.

Collections Number: F-218.59