Little Kerse Farm.

Maker
Unknown
Production date
Circa 1929
Description
A pair of draught horses are hitched to a trailing reaper binder with a 'reel' with four or five arms and cutter bar. The driver George Roy sits on the machine smoking a pipe. A large field of corn and Grangemouth Fever Hospital in background.
Reaper & binder in museum collection.
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Department
Maker
Production date
Circa 1929
Subject person
Subject notes
Early reapers were pushed rather than pulled. Offsetting the machine allowed horses to pull it without treading on the uncut corn. The first successful reaper was designed in 1826 by Patrick Bell of Carmyllie, Angus, with binding done manually.
Accession number
P02305

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