"The Life of Cyrus McCormick"

Timeline created by jhall
  • Cyrus McCormick was Born

    Cyrus McCormick was Born
    Cyrus McCormick was born Feburary 15 1809 in Rockbridge County, Virginia
  • Inventing at 15

    Inventing at 15
    At the age of 15 Cyrus invented a lightweight cradle for carting harvested grain.
  • Inventing the Reaper

    Inventing the Reaper
    Cyrus made his reaper public. Him and his father Robert McCormick had created a reaper and Cyrus made improvements to it.
  • Patent for The Reaper to McCormick

    Patent for The Reaper to McCormick
    A patent issued to Cyrus McCormick as the inventor of the mechanical reaper
  • McCormick Constructs a Factory

    McCormick Constructs a Factory
    A factory is constructed in Chicago to produce 500 reapers for the 1848 harvest.
  • McCormick goes International

    McCormick goes International
    McCormick displayed his reaper at the first world's fair in London, England.
  • The Great Chicago Fire

    The Great Chicago Fire
    The Great Chicago Fire destroyed the entire factory and the McCormicks' homes, but the business quickly rcovered
  • McCormick Harvesting Machine Company

    McCormick Harvesting Machine Company
    The McCormicks changed the name of their company from McCormick Brothers to the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company
  • McCormick Sells 54,841 machines

    McCormick Sells  54,841 machines
    The “McCormick Harvesting Machine Co” sold 54,841 machines
  • Cyrus McCormick Dies

    Cyrus McCormick Dies
    Cyrus McCormick dies at the age of 75. Causes are unknown.