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Must-See Show: Paris Universal Exposition in 1900 was a crucial showplace for agriculture equipment manufacturers

The Deering Retrospective exhibit
The Deering Retrospective exhibit. This exhibit consisted of more than 100 models, representing such machines as Hussey's reaper, Marsh's harvester and Peck's corn binder, all in glass diaplay cases. The models were "... beautifully finished in natural woods, and metals highly polished and lacquered." The models were set up so "... that visiors may cause any machine to operate by simply grasping a silk cord ..." Wouldn't it be great to find one of these models today?