American Harvester, North Dakota


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The combine was invented in the United States by Hiram Moore in 1834. Early versions were pulled by horse, mule or ox teams. In 1835, Moore built a full-scale version and by 1839, over 20 hectares (50 acres) of crops could be harvested. By 1860, combine harvesters with a cutting, or swathe, width of several meters were used on American farms. Combines, some of them quite large, were drawn by mule or horse teams and used a bull wheel to provide power. Later, steam power was used, and George Stockton Berry integrated the combine with a steam engine using straw to heat the boiler. At the turn of the twentieth century, horse drawn combines were starting to be used on the American plains and were often pulled by teams of twenty or more horses. This combine I photographed from the Empire Builder as it made it's way across the great plains of North Dakota. Available as 8 x 11 or 11 x 17 b & w photograph on Hahnemuhle Museum Etching Fine Art Inkjet Paper, and each photograph is personally approved and hand-signed by me, the artist

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