Harvesting Wheat, Wallis Tractor, Moline Reaper (#1) - c. 1920


Harvesting Wheat, Wallis Tractor, Moline Reaper (#1) - Meiser

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This highly-detailed view shows a Moline No. 11 reaper being towed by a Wallis tractor, likely near Eureka, California, where photographer Meiser had moved from the Portland area about 1905. This reaper was built by the Moline Plow Company, which had broadened its line by multiple acquisitions of other factories in the early 20th century. Moline Plow was itself absorbed into Minneapolis-Moline in 1929. The reaper automated several steps in the harvesting of wheat, cutting and tieing the stalks in small bundles. Threshing was still a separate operation. Eventually all the processes were taken care of by combines, which we still find in use today. -- This photo is restored and printed by Old Oregon.

Additional Information

Item Number AA0360
Photographer Jesse A. Meiser
Location California
Subject No
Decade 1920s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type Glass Negative
Size of Original 7.3 x 9.5 inches
Photographer's Number No