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Cyrus McCormick

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Definition: Inventor who is famous for his invention of the reaper, a device that speeds up the harvesting of grain. He invented this machine in 1831. The result was a much easier and faster grain harvest, making possible larger sales of grain.

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The 19th Century
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Biography of Cyrus McCormick
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The Success of the Reaper
See how the invention of the reaper changed American agriculture forever.

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