McCormick, Cyrus

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McCormick, Cyrus Gender: M
born on 15 February 1809
Place Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, 38n29, 78w51
Timezone LMT m78w51 (is local mean time)
Data source
Date w/o time
Rodden Rating X
Collector: Starkman
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Cyrus McCormick


American inventor and founder of the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company, which became part of International Harvester Company in 1902.From the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, he and many members of his family became prominent residents of Chicago.

Although McCormick is credited as the "inventor" of the mechanical reaper, he based his work on that of many others, including Roman, Scottish and American men, more than two decades of work by his father, and the aid of Jo Anderson, a slave held by his family. Cyrus McCormick filed patents for the invention, and his achievements were chiefly in the development of a company, marketing and sales force to market his products.

He died 13 May 1884.

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Source Notes

Birth time unknown. Starkman rectified to 18.25.32 LMT


  • Vocation : Business : Business owner
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (mechanical reaper)