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Union Bridge in Carroll County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

World's First Reaping Machine

 
 
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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.

 
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Union Bridge - Reynolds’ Last Journey (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Western Maryland Railway Honor Roll (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 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.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 21, 2015
2. World's First Reaping Machine Marker
for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Categories. AgricultureMan-Made Features
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 7, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 201 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 7, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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