“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Union Bridge in Carroll County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

The First Reaping Machine

The First Reaping Machine Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By F. Robby, December 27, 2004
1. The First Reaping Machine Marker
The first
reaping machine

in the world was invented by
Jacob R. Thomas
and tried near this spot in 1811. Obed Hussey perfected and patented the invention in 1839 one year prior to the McCormick reaper.
Erected by State Roads Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1811.
Location. 39° 34.136′ N, 77° 11.168′ W. Marker is in Union Bridge, Maryland, in Carroll County. Marker is on Bucher John Street, 0.1 miles east of Good Intent Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Union Bridge MD 21791, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Safety Follows Wisdom (approx. half a mile away); World's First Reaping Machine (approx. half a mile away); Blue Ridge College Bell (approx. half a mile away); Western Maryland Railway Honor Roll (approx. half a mile away); Union Bridge (approx. half a mile away);
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Elmer A. Wolfe High School (approx. ¾ mile away); Birthplace of William Henry Rinehart (approx. 0.8 miles away); “Pipe Creek Meeting” (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Union Bridge.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 15, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,442 times since then and 67 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on November 15, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.

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