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Bell's improved reaping machine by Crosskill, c1840. A farmer operates the machine by guiding two horses behind which push the harvester forward. Designed by the Scottish clergyman Patrick Bell (1799-1869) this was one of the first practical reaping machines to incorporate features that are still seen on modern combine harvesters. Engraving.

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Bell's improved reaping machine by Crosskill, c1840. A farmer operates the machine by guiding two horses behind which push the harvester forward. Designed by the Scottish clergyman Patrick Bell (1799-1869) this was one of the first practical reaping machines to incorporate features that are still seen on modern combine harvesters.  Engraving.