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World's First Reaping Machine

 
 
World's First Reaping Machine Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., November 21, 2015
1. World's First Reaping Machine Marker
Inscription.  
On this location in the Year of 1811,
Jacob R. Thomas
designed and assembled the first
reaping machine in the world. The
machine was given a trial operation
in a field of wheat
owned by Sarah Clemson
at the north end of Union Bridge.

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1811.
 
Location. 39° 34.168′ N, 77° 10.642′ W. Marker is in Union Bridge, Maryland, in Carroll County. Marker is on Main Street (Maryland Route 75) north of Broadway, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 18 North Main Street, 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. Western Maryland Railway Honor Roll (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Union Bridge (about 400 feet away); Blue Ridge College Bell (approx. 0.3 miles away); Safety Follows Wisdom (approx. 0.3 miles away); Birthplace of William Henry Rinehart (approx. 0.4 miles
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away); The First Reaping Machine (approx. half a mile away); Elmer A. Wolfe High School (approx. half a mile away); “Pipe Creek Meeting” (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Union Bridge.
 
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World's First Reaping Machine Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., November 21, 2015
2. World's First Reaping Machine Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 7, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 477 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 7, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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