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Rail, auto, and aviation innovations at The Henry Ford history museum

Tech of the Past: Mowing Machine and Reaper

As American industry grew, it was more and more able to affect the existing farming industry. Machines such as these mid-to-late 19th century mowing machine (left) and reaper (right) were only possible when sufficiently advanced metal-working methods were created.

Photo by Wally Bahny for TechRepublic

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