An inventor for life, John Appleby made life easier with his twine binder in 1867
John Francis Appleby, inventor of the twine knotter on the grain binder. Courtesy of Ralph Hussong, Camp Point, Illinois 62320
The Appleby knotter used on the Deering binder in 1878. Courtesy of Ralph Hussong, Camp Point, Illinois 62320
SOME OF THE WARRIORS WHO MADE FARM-MACHINE HISTORY DURING THE PIONEER YEARS OF THE INDUSTRY Left to Right, above : Hussey, Manny, McCormick, Deering, Appleyby. Below : Osborne, Bushnell, Marsh, Miller, Wood.