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McCormick's Mill in Augusta County, Virginia is one of the buildings at Walnut Grove, the former farm of inventor, Cyrus McCormick. The grist mill was built prior to 1800.

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Cyrus McCormick was the inventor of the reaper, patented in 1834. His inventor was a horse drawn scythe used to cut more than 4 times the wheat a man could do with a cradle scythe. The increase in production was a promising investment for any farmer which meant they came in packs for his new invention.

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Tiffany windows at St. Mary's by-the-sea Episcopal Church. I believe this is the finished version of the watercolor at the metropolitan museum. Foxglove: The famous Louis C. Tiffany windows given in 1922 by Cyrus H. McCormick in memory of his wife Harriet. Married at St. Mary's in 1889, the McCormicks, of the great McCormick farm machinery fortune, were generous benefactors of the church all of their lives.

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Cyrus McCormick Inventor of the Mechanical Reaper. Prior to this invention, reaping was a painstaking process (done by hand with a scythe) that limited a farm's harvest. McCormick spent years making improvements to the mechanical reaper invention and coming up with business innovations to boost sales (including credit for purchases, performance guarantees, replacement parts and advertising). It became an international success.

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from CHUCKMAN'S PHOTOS ON WORDPRESS: CHICAGO NOSTALGIA AND MEMORABILIA

PHOTO – CHICAGO – CYRUS MCCORMICK MANSION – 675 RUSH STREET – SIGN FOR NEW APARTMENT BUILDING – 1953

PHOTO - CHICAGO - CYRUS MCCORMICK MANSION - 675 RUSH STREET - SIGN FOR NEW APARTMENT BUILDING - 1953

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ca. 1850, [Portrait of Obed Hussey], Wm. L. Koehne Hussey demonstrated a mechanical reaper around the same time that Cyrus McCormick first demonstrated his machine. Hussey and McCormick were parties in a lengthy lawsuit regarding the invention of the “first reaper.”

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Mechanical reaper. Invented by Cyrus McCormick in 1831. It cut stalks of wheat much faster because it had more blades. It reduced labor.

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