Cyrus H. McCormick, the inventor of the reaping machine, was born in the eventful year 1809.
At last he saw a reaping machine and a combined reaper and binder.
The reaping machine was the one exception, and a bitter point with the old man.
From a distant cornfield came the busy rattle of a reaping machine.
His arms were strong still, and once up on the seat he could drive a cart or trap or reaping machine as well as any one.
These tough stems blunt the sickles of the reapers and the knives of the reaping machine.
In 1831 he put a reaping machine in the field for trial, but it failed to work and its inventor was completely discouraged.
Mr Bell of Toronto exhibited his excellent plough, straw-cutter, and reaping machine.
Therefore they walk backwards and forwards on the slope, just as a reaping machine is driven over a hillside wheat-field.
He and his father would lock themselves up in the shop and work for hours on a reaping machine.