Boyce Patents the Mechanical Reaper

Joseph Boyce invented and patented the mechanical reaper in 1799 in England. The reaper was pulled by a team of horses or mules that harvested grains using revolving teeth to press the sheaves against a cutting blade. Henry Ogle developed a new design in 1826, consisting of a straight scythe blade that moved a series of triangular fingers, cutting fell on a collecting board.

Date:
      1799
Name(s):
      Joseph Boyce
Occupation:
      Inventor
Location:
      England

Additional Information:

  • Reaper | agriculture | Britannica
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  • Joseph Boyce | British inventor | Britannica
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