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Model of a reaping machine

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Model of a reaping machine
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This model of a reaping machine is actually the original model by Rev Patrick Bell, constructed in 1827.

Original model of the Reverend Patrick Bell's reaping machine constructed in 1826, under a glass cover

Bell was voted the Highland Society's prize of £50 for this machine which cut the grain with a series of blades modelled on garden shears. He refused to patent his design which he insisted must benefit mankind.

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