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The next step in the evolution of grain cutting was the self-rake reaper, such as this McCormick gear-drive Daisy reaper.
The next step in the evolution of grain cutting was the self-rake reaper, such as this McCormick gear-drive Daisy reaper, which had a series of arms that swept the cut grain from the quarter-circle platform into gavels, which still had to be hand tied.
Sam Moore