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Cyrus McCormick

Born: 1809
Birthplace: Rockbridge County, Va.

Reaper—While others had also invented the mechanical grain reaper McCormick's constant improvements and astute business sense enabled him to turn his small family-run business into a worldwide corporation. (1976)

Died: 1884

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