For #TechnologyMW we are showcasing the reaper, which brought the Industrial Revolution to Agriculture not only in Western New York but in the entire world.
Did you know that the first functioning McCormick reapers had been manufactured in Brockport? In 1846, D. S. Morgan and his partner William Seymour undertook the challenge in their foundry, the Globe Iron Works. They later designed an improved model, which they called the Triumph reaper. Considered to be the "perfect machine", the Triumph was manufactured in Brockport by the D. S. Morgan & Co. from 1874 to 1894. You can still see an example of this machine at the Emily L. Knapp Museum in our village! Attached are some beautiful illustrations from catalogues of the time. As well as a picture of the Reaper which is at the Henry Ford Museum. #MuseumWeek #LocalHistory #BrockportHistory