McCormick Grain Binder Patent Model

McCormick Grain Binder Patent Model

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This model accompanied the patent application for Leander J. McCormick’s “Improvement in Grain-Binders” assigned patent number 222,416 on December 9, 1879. The grain binder was incorporated into McCormick’s mower and raker to form the self-binding harvester. The machine would mow the hay, rake it into bunches, and then tie the bunches into sheaves that would dry in the field before being threshed.
Object Name
patent model, grain binder
date made
1875 - 1879
patent date
McCormick, Leander J.
associated place
United States: Illinois, Chicago
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
patent number
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Work and Industry: Agriculture and Natural Resources
Industry & Manufacturing
American Enterprise
American Enterprise
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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