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Mechanical reaper
Mechanical reaper

A reaper is a harvester, someone who reaps, that is, someone who cuts and gathers crops after they are grown. A reaper is a farm tool. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1001x977, 375 KB) Getreidemäher New Reaper, Stein der Weisen 1889, scanned by Benmil222, File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Reaper Binder Metadata This file contains additional... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1001x977, 375 KB) Getreidemäher New Reaper, Stein der Weisen 1889, scanned by Benmil222, File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Reaper Binder Metadata This file contains additional... Harvester can refer to: A bioinformatic metasearch engine. ... A crop is any plant that is grown in significant quantities to be harvested as food, livestock fodder, or for another economic purpose. ...


A mechanical reaper or reaping machine is a mechanical, semi-automated device, a machine, that reaps. The Romans had invented a simple mechanical reaper that cut the ears without the straw and was pushed by oxen (Pliny the Elder Nat. His. 18,296). This device was forgotten in the Dark Ages, during which period reapers reverted to using scythes and sickles to gather crops. This article is about devices that perform tasks. ... Ancient Rome was a civilization that grew from a small agricultural community founded on the Italian Peninsula circa the 9th century BC to a massive empire straddling the Mediterranean Sea. ... In botany, an ear is the fruiting body of a grain plant, such as maize or wheat, borne at the end of the stalk. ... Bales of straw bundles of rice straw Pile of straw bales, sheltered under a tarpaulin Straw is an agricultural byproduct, the dry stalk of a cereal plant, after the nutrient grain or seed has been removed. ... Binomial name Bos taurus Linnaeus, 1758 Cattle are domesticated ungulates, a member of the subfamily Bovinae of the family Bovidae. ... Pliny the Elder: an imaginative 19th Century portrait. ... Petrarch, who conceived the idea of a European Dark Age. From Cycle of Famous Men and Women, Andrea di Bartolo di Bargillac, c. ... A traditional wooden scythe A scythe (IPA: , most likely from Old English siðe, sigði) is an agricultural hand tool for mowing and reaping grass or crops. ... For the fictional unit of money called a sickle, see Money in Harry Potter. ...


The modern mechanical reaper was invented in 1831 and patented by Cyrus McCormick in 1834 as a horse-drawn farm implement to cut small grain crops. It was made obsolete by the binder and later the swather. Cyrus McCormick Cyrus Hall McCormick, Sr. ... Binomial name Equus caballus Linnaeus, 1758 The horse (Equus caballus, sometimes seen as a subspecies of the Wild Horse, Equus ferus caballus) is a large odd-toed ungulate mammal, one of ten modern species of the genus Equus. ... Grain redirects here. ... New Reaper McCormick Harvester and Binder A modern compact binder For other uses, see Binder (disambiguation). ... A swather is a farm implement that cuts hay or small grain crops and forms them into a windrow. ...


See also

A Caterpillar LEXION Combine. ... The National Museums of Scotland and partners have developed the Museum of Scottish Country Life (MoSCL), which is on Wester Kittochside farm lying between the town of East Kilbride in South Lanarkshire and the village of Carmunnock in Glasgow. ...

External links

  • U.S. Patent X8,277  Reaper: C. H. McCormick
  • Gallo-Roman reaper

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Reaper - definition of Reaper in Encyclopedia (81 words)
The reaper was a horse drawn farm implement invented by Cyrus McCormick in 1831 to cut small grain crops.
The reaper was made obsolete by the binder and later the swather.
The mechanical reaper replaced the manual cutting of the crop with scythes and sickles.
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