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3-cent McCormick

Cyrus H. McCormick (1809-1884) is pictured on the 3-cent Famous American Inventors stamp issued October 14, 1940. McCormick invented the reaper, which ultimately transformed agricultural production in the Midwest and on the Great Plains. First used for the harvest of 1831, the machine catapulted McCormick into industrial production. His company, which developed and produced other farm machines, was the predecessor of International Harvester.

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