Team of Clydesdales pulling a binder, Pirley Hill Farm, Shieldhill

Production date
Circa 1930
A team of three Clydesdales is pulling a Hornsby reaper-binder. The horses are wearing the Scottish peaked neck collar. The binder is offset to the left.
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Production date
Circa 1930
Subject notes
Hornsby binder. On the outskirts of Shieldhill.

The first successful reaper was designed in 1826 by Patrick Bell of Angus, with binding done manually. Offsetting the machine allowed horses to pull it without treading on the uncut corn. In the 1870s the reaper-binder was developed in America.
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