The McCormick Harvester.
Wheat can only be harvested during a limited period. Wait too long, & it is useless.
Even with all the help he can find, & working 18 or 24 hour days, a farmer using hand tools can only plant & harvest enough wheat to feed 2.5 families, besides his own.
The speed of McCormick’s Harvester means that a farmer could plant & harvest enough wheat to feed
This horse-drawn harvester gave Man the leisure to seek other things besides subsistence agriculture.
And almost nobody knows about it.
How unjust. :mad: