Potato Harvesting Machine International Harvester Co Original Patent Lithograph 1932
On this original linen-backed lithograph from 1932 (includes original specification sheet), International Harvester Company patented improvements in or relating to potato harvesting machines. The International Harvester Company was founded in 1902 in Chicago, USA, the result of the merger of the two leading manufacturers of harvesting machinery in the USA. These were the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company and the Deering Harvester Company. Three smaller companies, the Milwaukee Harvester Company, the Warder, Bushnell and Glessner Company and the Plano Manufacturing Company, were also brought into the merged business. Of the constituent companies, McCormick traced its origins to 1831, when Cyrus Hall McCormick had developed his first successful mechanical reaper. He exhibited at the Great Exhibition at London in 1851, winning the show’s highest award, the Council Medal. By 1909 International Harvester had established branches in several European countries.
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