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A paper on the history of the reaper industry in Brockport NY. Miss Hastings was a keen amateur historian, and a great niece of William Seymour, a key participant in the industry. She covers the history of the industry, including the patent battle between Seymour & Morgan and the McCormick company. The date of writing is uncertain, but Miss Hastings died in 1953.
Brockport NY, Monroe County, history, reapers, agricultural history, Morgan, McCormick
Hastings, Helen, "The Reaper Industry in Brockport" (1950). Local History Books. 3.