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Re: Walter A. Wood Mowing and Reaping Machine Company (1865

I found this on a website:
The officers elected were as follows : President, C. H. McCormick ; vice president,
Walter A. Wood ; chairman and treasurer, William Deering ; general
manager, E. K. Butler; secretary and assistant general manager,
A. L. Conger.


HISTORY of the GRAIN BINDER
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Before the organization of the International Harvester Co., there were a number of independent companies manufacturing grain binders, mowers, rakes and other farm machinery. Here they are as I remember them from the old days: McCormick Co., Deering Co., Jones (Plano) Co., Walter Wood Co., Milwaukee Co., Osborn Co., Minnesota bu (Minnesota State Prison), Acme Harvester Co. All of the above were absorbed by the I. H. C. except Minnesota and Acme. The I. H. C. continued manufacturing the McCormick and the Deering machines, also the champion for some years. They finally dropped the Champion and then consolidated the McCormick and Deering and that has grown into the present I. H. C. McCormick Deering line of machines. The John Deere Company started making grain binders about 1910 and later on added other farm machines to their line. Originally John Deere manufactured only plows, discs, harrows and wagons. Deere & Weber Co., made buggies and carriages with the slogan 'Light running and durable.'
 

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Re: Walter A. Wood Mowing and Reaping Machine Company (1865

That is really a nice piece of agricultural history to hold on to. There is a huge market for the cast machinery seats and if that one was mine, it would be hanging above the fireplace. Nice rundown on the history too.
 

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Re: Walter A. Wood Mowing and Reaping Machine Company (1865

I want to paint it but i dont know what is the original color of the seat. I have seen different colors on internet.
 
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