Birth: 15 Feb.1809 Death: 13 May 1884

Birth: 15 Feb.1809
Death: 13 May 1884

Cyrus Hall McCormick

       McCormick was a Chicago industrialist and inventor in 1831 of the first commercially successful reaper, a horse-drawn machine to harvest wheat. He formed the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company in 1848 to manufacture and sell his invention, and through innovative marketing techniques the Chicago firm grew into the largest farm equipment manufacturer in the United States. The company eventually became part of the International Harvester Company.

       McCormick Harvesting Machine Company, later McCormick and Deering merged into one

International Harverster Company.

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