Who is Cyrus Mccormick?

Virginia native Cyrus McCormick was an inventor and the founder of the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company. Mr. McCormick’s father had been working on a horse-drawn reaper for 28 years and hadn’t finished the task, so he passed it on to Cyrus in 1830. Cyrus then finished the project and created a prototype of the reaper in 1831. Mr. McCormick’s reaper was patented later in 1834.