Early-Day Sickle Bar Grinders Salvaged

Collector closing in on complete set of sickle bar grinders

Two sickle bar grinders from the collection of Gailey Henderson
Two sickle bar grinders from the collection of Gailey Henderson, Williamstown, W. Va. The first grinder was patented in 1859 by David Hinman, Berea, Ohio. By the turn of the century, Gailey says 60 patents had been filed for sickle bar grinders.