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.
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.
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.
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.”