Thursday, December 28, 2023

Adams & French Harvester

 

Augustus Adams started developing binders and reapers in the summer of 1850 while he was still living in Elgin. He was the first to introduce a binder that men were able to ride upon, instead of walking beside the machine. After Adams moved to Sandwich, he continued developing binders and harvesters until 1904, at that point, the company retired the Adams and French harvesting machine, and the Reliance binder in order to increase their corn sheller production.


This article appeared in the Cedar Falls Gazette on May 3rd, 1878 

The Adams and French self-binder in the field

 Harvesting has already commenced in Texas and by the numerous reports in our paper today it will be seen that the Adams and French harvester and self binder is meeting every challenge before it down there.  J.L. Stewart formerly of Cedar Falls, is in Dallas, TX, and telegraphs flattering news of the success of this machine there, in competition with others. The career of the Adams and French machine has been remarkable. A few years ago it was first introduced to the public in a humble way, but today it is one of the most sought after of all the leading harvesters in the country. The company at Sandwich, IL is now running 850 employees in the manufacture of these machines and they are now 100 harvesters short of the amount sold. 




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Adams & French Harvester

  Augustus Adams started developing binders and reapers in the summer of 1850 while he was still living in Elgin. He was the first to introd...