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McCormick Improved •' 

McCormick Improved left-hand binder 
5 and 6-foot cut 

IT'S in tough cutting, in fields where the grain is tall, heavy, and filled with green undergrowth, 
or in fields where the grain is short and thin in spots, that the McComiiek Improved binder 
shows its superiority. 

The wide range of adjustment of reel and i^latform, and the enormous capacity of the floatmg 
elevator, account for the excellent work of the McConiuck in heav>' grain. 

Its good work in extremelv short grain is due principally to the construction of the cutter bar. 
The guards are almost on a level with the top of the ]latform can\-as. Short grain will fall upon the 
platform canvas when cut instead of accumulating in front of the guards or jarnng down between 
the guards and the platform canvas. 

McConnick binders are made in 5, 6, 7 
and 8-foot sizes, in right or left hand cuts, as 
desired. One of these machines is sure to fit 
the conditions on vour farm. 

McCormick Improved right-hand 

binder 5 and 6-foot cut i 



McCormick Improved 8-Foot Binder 

McComiick Improved 7-foot binders, 
right and left hand cut. are equipped 
with outside reel supports 

McCormick Improved 8-foot binder, left hand cut. 
Right hand machine can be furnished in the same size 

THE McCormick Improved 8-foot binder has the good features of the smaller McComiick 
machines, and in addition, is equipped with an outside reel support and a tongue truck. 

The outside reel support holds the reel perfectly rigid on the roughest kind of ground. The reel 
slat cannot whip down and catch on the guards when the main wheel or grain wheel drops into a 
dead furrow or ditch. The reel support prevents any sagging of the reel that might take place 
after the binder has been in use for some time. The reel on the 8-foot machine can be raised and 
lowered just as easily as the reel on the small machines. 

The tongue truck regularly furnished with the 8-foot machine is a valuable addition to the 
binder. It does away with tongue weight and side draft. It is a great aid in turning corners, and 
gives the binder the advantage of that steady motion which is so essential to clean cutting. 

The McCormick Improved 8-foot binder can be drawn either with horses or a tractor. It is a 
practical machine to use with a tractor because of its simple tractor hitch, its ease of operation, and 
its ability to harvest grain under all conditions. 

The McCormick Improved 7-foot binder is regularly equipped with an outside reel support 
similar to that used on the McCormick 8-foot binder. 


Main Wheel 

THE McCormick main wheel is built on modem, scientific principles. It is a perfect unit. The 
weight and strain it has to bear is resisted by the entire strength of the wheel. It is well lugged, 

and distributes ample tractive power to the countershaft. 
Both the main wheel and the grain wheel are fitted with 
roller bearings. The bearings are held in cages, and can be 
removed and replaced easily. These roller bearings have 
much to do with the lightness of draft for which the 
McCormick is so widely known. 

Hot-Riveted Steel 
Main Frame 

litted wiLh ruller bearings 

One of the reasons 
why the McCormick 
Improved binder is so 
far famed for its dura- 

liiilitv is that it is right at the foimdation. Upon the main 
frame of a binder depends to a great extent the good work 
of the entire machine. The main frame on the McCormick 
Irinder is made entirely of steel, hot -riveted. It is trussed 
and braced, like a bridge, in the places where the greatest 
strain comes. This construction insures an absolute aUgn- 
ment of all the gears and holds the countershaft firm and 
true, thereby reducing friction to a minimurn. 

Should the gears ever get out of mesh from constant wear, 
The main wheel is lugged well for tractive power ^^^ adjustment is pro^dded on the countershaft which enables 
the operator to bring the gears into proper mesh again. This adjustment is easily made with a wrench. 
Making a rigid main frame for a binder is like laying a substantial foundation for a house- 
it takes a little extra time and costs more, but it pays in the long run. , ^ , . ^ , ,^ 
Look well to the main frame of a binder when bujnng. It has a wonderful influence upon draft 
and upon durability. 

Durable Driving Mechanism 

Power is transmitted to the various parts of the McCormick Improved binder in sucha manner 
that there is an even distribution of motive force. This equalizes the strain on the vanous parts 
of the frame making both the frame and the driving mechamsm exceptionally durable. 

The pitman is diiven direct from the bevel gear, connecting the gear on the countershaft. 
It drives the knife with a direct stroke. 

A wood pitman is used. It is made of seasoned second growth hickory-. The wood pitman is 
preferable because wood absorbs vibration. Another advantage of the wood pitman is that when 
it strikes an obstacle it will not bend and throw the knife out of ahgnment. 

McCormick steel main frame. Notice how thoroughly it is braced 



Steel Platform 

THE platfonn frame of the McConnick Improved binder 
is made almost entirely of steel. It is reinforced 
strongly with cross sills to withstand the hard knocks of the 
harvest field. The one-piece steel platform bottom is riveted 
to a Z shaped sill underneath. The platfonn bottom 
is fastened in such a way that the sills and 
braces receive the greater part of 
the wear. 

The steel main frame and steel platform make the strongest 
possible foundation for a binder 

Knife Easily Removed 

A feature of importance on the 
McCormick Improved binder is the 
ease with which the pitman can be 
connected and disconnected from the 
knife. There are no bolts or nuts to 
loosen. The operation is accomplished 
by pushing down the latch, and releas- 
ing the pitman at the wrist end. The 
pitman can be removed from the wrist 
pin, and by pulling the knife head con- 
nection past the sliield, the pitman can 

The connection at the knife head and pitman is protected by a steel shield be removed from the knife. This 

feature saves considerable time in 
removing the knife. A shield is provided which protects the knife head from dust and trash, thus 
preventing wear and saving power. 

Strong Drive Chain 

The main drive chain of a binder must transmit power for the entire machine from the main 
wheel to the countershaft. The countershaft drives the bevel gears, which in turn transmit power 
to drive the knife, reel, elevator, and binding attachment. To do this well, day in and day out, the 
chain must be exceptionally strong and flexible. It shoidd be made of material that will wear well 
and still not cause undue friction on the 

The McCormick main drive chain 
is made of high grade malleable iron 
links with steel connecting pins. This 
gives the chain unusual strength and 
excellent wearing qualities, and causes 
the minimum wear on the sprockets. 

An adjustable spring tightener, which 
works automatically, keeps the main 
chain at the proper tension for good work. 

Unusually durable drive chain 

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Wide Range of Reel Adjustment 

ALMOST any binder w ill give fairly good service 
. when the grain is standing and conditions are 
right, but when it comes to cutting extremely short 
grain or grain that is down, tangled, and lodged, the 
binder must have a reel with a wide range of adjust- 
mcnt and one that is exceptionally rigid. 

The reel on the RIcCormick binder can be ad- 
justed very close to the guards so that the operator 
can force short grain, or grain that is lodged and 
tangled, onto the platform canvas. There is never 
any accimiulation of grain on front of the cutter 
bar. No matter how badly the grain is down, the 
McConiiick binder picks it up and binds it all. 

There is an outside reel support on the McCor- 

Long reel bearing holds the reel rigid 

mick Improved 7 and 8-foot binders. This 
support makes it impossible for the reel slats 
to whip down on the guards when cutting on 
rough ground. This feature gives the operator 
the advantage of adjusting his reel close to the 
guards when cutting short grain. The inner 
end of the reel shaft is provided with a conven- 

RlcI raised high for tall grain 

can be instantly changed to meet the most 

Keel adjusted low for short grain 

ient device for keeping the reel in perfect align- 
ment with the guards. 

Long Reel Bearing 

The McConnick reel is fastened both to 
the tubular steel brace which supports the seat 
and braces the elevator, and to the front of 
the elevator frame. This construction insvires 
a rigid reel base. 

The bearing on the McComiick reel shaft 
is long. This insures durabilit}-, and practically 
eliminates sag. Should the reel ever incline, 
due to long wear or accident in the field, the 
McCormick has a simple adjustment to take 
up the sag. 

The McConnick reel is tmusually strong 
and effective. It will handle tall, short, dowTi 
or tangled grain by merely shifting the levers 
which are within convenient reach of the 
operator. By means of these levers the reel 
adverse field conditions. 

Elevator Construction 

THE AlcCormick Improved binder 
has an elevator that floats at 
four points. This means that if the 
grain is thick, tangled, or matted, the 
elevator will expand to allow the in- 
creased volume to pass through, an tl 
then drop back to its original position 
for short, thin grain. There are no 
changes or adjustments to make. 
The movement is entirely automatic. 
This feature insures perfect elevation 
of the grain under all conditions, and 
prevents unnecessary wear of the can- 
vas. The floating elevator has gained 
for the McComiick Improved binder 
a reputation for large capacity and 
light draft. 

The McCormick 

elevator is open at 

the rear. 

The upper elevator floats at four points 

permit tmg , , j 

the elevation of tall grain without threshing the heads. 

Easy to Tighten Canvas 

It is easy to adjust the elevator convases on the McCormick. This 
is done by turning up the lower rollers which are connected on hinged 
boxes The platfonn apron is held in perfect tension by means of 
an automatic spring tightener. In order to remove or loosen the 
canvas it is nec- 
essary only to 
turn the hand 
lever which con- 
trols the spring 


canvases can 

be quickly 

tightened or 


adjustment. The canvas tighteners make it unnecessary 
to remove the canvases when the 
machine is not in use. 

Equipped with Bearings 

Roller bearings with which the ele- 
vator rolls are equipped make an easy- 
running and noiseless elevator arrange- 
ment. There is no binding of the 
boxes when heavy grain is being ele- 

Elevator Chain Tightener 

It is a matter of but a few moments' 
time to adjust the McCormick elevator 
chain to the proper tension. The chain 
tightener consists of a sprocket which 
can be moved up or down on the 
brace of the McCormick frame. 

A simple turn of the handle tightens or loosens the platform canvas 

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McCormick binding attachment is 

adjustable to all heights 

of grain 

Simple Binding Attachment 

THE McCormick binding attachment is of the bevel gear type. It is one of the simplest binding 
attachments on the market. Every part that was not essential to its good work has been 

Adjustments can be made 
easily, so that grain of an 3' length 
can be handled and the band wiU 
be placed properly around the 

The McConnick ties a neat, 
compact bundle. Tight binding 
saves twine and prevents shat- 
tering when handling bundles. 
It also makes shocking easy. 

Another feature of impor- 
tance on the McCormick binding 
attachment is the range of adjust- 
ment that can be made on the trip 
hook for different sizes of bundles. This feature makes it possible to have large bundles when the 
grain is ripe and in good condition, or small bundles can be bound when the grain is filled with 
green undergrowth. 

Twine Tension 

The roller tmne tension used on the McCormick Improved binder consists of two corrugated 
rollers, held together in the frame by a spring. The spring pennits the twine to be drawn between 
the rollers with uniform tension. This tension has much to do with accurate tying of the McCormick. 
It straightens out all ciu-ls and kinks in the twine. 

Grain Delivered to the Knotter Without Threshing 

The packers and the vibrating butt ad- 
juster run at the same speed. This dehvers 
the grain to the knotter uniformly and with- 
out unnecessary threshing of the heads. The 
butts and the heads of the grain are pulled 
down at the same time and at the same rate 
of speed. 

The packers are so timed that one of 
them precedes the needle in starting to form 
the bundle. This takes much of the strain off 
the needle and gives it the advantage of 
motion before starting to do its work. It also 
means lighter draft. 

One of the packers raises the grain over 
the point of the needle, which prevents clog- 
ging at this point. It is absolutely impossible 
for grain to catch on point of the needle on 
the McCormick binder. 

The packer raises the grain over the point of needle 

Simple knotter does away with trouble in 
the field 

There is 

a hard- 
e n e d 
roll in 
the eye 
of th e 
Mc C o r- 
m i c k 
n e edle 

The Needle 

The needle used on the McCormick Improved 
binder has special hardened steel surfaces inserted 
to insure a smooth-running surface for the twine. 
These hardened parts withstand the continual wear 
of the twine for a long time. After several years of 
work, these hardened steel rolls may be reversed 
easily or replaced, and the needle will be as good 
as new. 

Accurate Knotter 

The McCormick knotter is the last word in 
simplicity. It has only two moving parts — the bill 
hook and the twine disk. These two parts work in 
a substantial and accurately constructed frame. In 
tying a Imot the twine is fed toward the bill hook by the twine holder. This relieves 
the strain on the twine and eliminates the danger of the twine pulling out of the twine 
holder or brealdng when tying a Imot. This action reduces wear on the driving pinion. 

Another feature of importance on the McCormick knotter is that it does not require as close 
an adjustment in order to tie effectively as other knotters. This is due to the great amount of 
surface on the cord holder which is in contact with the twine. The advantage of this to a fanner 
is that if it should ever become necessary to adjust the knotter it can be done without making as 
close an adjustment as it is necessary to make on other machiiies. 

Every McCormick knotter is tested thoroughly before being shipped. This fact together 
with the simple construction accounts 
for the excellent work of the McCor- 
mick knotter in the field. 

Easy to Oil 

AU the working parts of the 
McCormick Improved binder are 
accessible to the operator for oiling. 
The oil holes are placed within easy 
reach of the operator so the binder 
can be kept well oiled at all times. 

A feature of this machine is the 
ease with which the operator can oil 
the packer shaft bearings. This is 
done tty removing the center board in 
the deck, as shown in the illustration. 
This feature also permits easy access 

to the needle for threading. Board removed for oiling the packer blwU and for threading the needle 



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Tongue Truck 

A TONGUE truck, especially if it is a good one, is a great 
convenience and a saver of horse flesh. The McConnick 
binder tongue truck is built substantially and meets all field 
conditions successfully. It does away with tongue weight, 
whipping of the pole and side draft. 

The wheels on this tongue truck ha^•e a deep side flange. 
This feature in connection with the adjustment, which allows 
the wheels to be set at any desired angle, relieves the horses 
of all side draft and gives the binder a smooth steady motion 
when cutting. 

The McCormick tongue truck is furnished regularly with 
the McCormick Improved 8-foot binder. It can be supplied 
with the 5, 6, and 7-foot ma- 
chines on special order at addi- 
tional cost. The short stub 
pole and all the parts necessary 
to attach the tongue truck to 
the binder are furnished regu- 
larly when the attachment is ordered. 
The holes in the pole are properly bored 
and adjustments are made to make it easy 
to fit the tongue truck to the binder when 
it is ordered as a separate attachment. 

The tongue truck gives 
motion while 

the binder a steady 

McCormick Bundle Carrier 

The McCormick bundle carrier is simple, light and accurate. It is controlled by means of a 
convenient foot trip. When tripped the carrier drops down and the bundles slide gently to the 
ground in rows. The earner is so constructed that if it comes in contact with a tree, fence, or 
any other obstacle, it will swing out of the way automatically. When the obstruction is passed, it 
will swing back to its original position. It folds compactly for transportation. 

The McConnick tongue truck inakes it easy to turn comers 




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Convenient Transport Trucks 

By pulling out two spring latches the tongue is removed 

The inside and outside dividers fold for transportation 

It requires oiily a very short time and little effort to prepare the McCormick Improved binder 
for transportation over the road or from one field to another. The inside and outside dividers 
can be folded, as shown in the illustration. 

The tongue can be removed by releasing two spring latches. There are no nuts to unscrew 
and no bolts to remove. All that it is necessary to do to mount the McConnick Improved binder 
on transport trucks is to raise the machine, put on the truck wheels, and change the position of 
the tongue. The binder is raised easily by means of the main wheel and the grain wheel raising 
and lowering device. 

The whole operation requires only a few minutes. The transport wheels are fitted with 
stub axles w hich fit into the main frame of the binder when it is to be transported. 

When mounted on transport trucks, the McCormick can be moved thiough narrow lanes and roadways 


McCormick Header 


The McCormick header, furnished in 10, 12, and 14-foot sizes 

THE McCormick header is designed for the man who has> large fields and wishes to cut and 
deliver the grain to the wagon without tying it in bundles. It operates with the minimum 
amount of power. 

The McCormick header has features that recommend themselves to the respective purchasers 
— a tubular steel main frame, strong and securely braced; convenient leveling device enabling the 
operator to raise, lower and level the platform; a dtirable platform, having a sheet steel bottom; 
reversible sprocket, permitting two speeds on the reel; convenient device for adjusting platform 
apron; direct dri\'ing mechanism, which increases the durability and insures light draft. All 
these features make the McCormick a desirable machine. 

The guards are fastened to a Z-shaped cutter bar. This brings the knife almost on a level 
with the platform apron — a construction that is especially valuable in fields where the straw is short 
because there is no projecting part on which the grain can catch and fall from the platform. 

The reel works close to the guards so that all the grain is forced upon the platfonn canvas. 
Roller bearings are placed on all moving parts where it is practical to use them. The other prin- 
cipal moving parts ax-e equipped with self-aligning bearings. This reduces the draft of the machine 
and increases its durability- 

The header eliminates much of the Iiard work of the harvest field 

Thirty-six Highest Awards to International Harvester Exhibit 

^^ Decision of San Francisco Exposition Judges In Line With Popular Opinion 

A New 
World's Record 

Thirty-six First Prizes, 
the largest number of 
Highest Awards ever 
given for an exhibit of 
farm implements any- 
where — that is the new 
World's Record made by 
the International Har- 
vester Exhibit at San 

In 1851, when Cyrus H. McCormick exhibited 
the first practical reaper at the World's Fair 
in London, he was not only given the highest 
award of that great Fair, but the judges in ren- 
dering their decision said — "The McCormick 
reaper is the most valuable article contributed 
to this exposition, and for its originality and 
value, and for its perfect work in the field it is awarded 
the Council Medal." 

Since 1851, it has been the Company's practice 
to show and demonstrate its machines at every 
opportunity in_ competition with any and all 
comers._ The idea then and now is to let the 
people judge, after open test and trial, which 
rnachines are best. Invariably, at every expo- 
sition, exhibition and.test, the expert, impartial 
judges appointed to maUe the awards have given 
International Harvester rnachines the highest honors. 

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The judges of agricultural 
exhibits at the Panama-Pa- 
cific Internationa! Exposition 
gave to the International 

Harvester Exhibit as a whole, 
and to practically each ma- 
chine in particular, the high- 
est award of the Exposition, 
thus approving the good 
judgment of the dealers and 
farmers who believe Interna- 
tional Harvester machines to 
be the best the world affords. 

On these pages we show photographs 
of a portion only of the awards made 
to International Harvester machines 
in open competition at previous 
world expositions and demonstrations 
held since 1851 in every part of the 

civilized world. To these must now 
be added the recent decision of the 
judges at San Francisco, who awarded 
to International Harvester machines 
the highest prizes given on the 
following exhibits: 

Highest Awards Given To These Machines 

Grain Machines 

Grain Binders 
Header Binders 


Oil Engines 

Wood Sawing Outfits 

Oil Burning Tractors 

(whcc-l type) 

Manure Spreaders 
Farm Wagons 
Feed Grinders 
Motor Trucks 
(Binder Twine 

Corn Machines 

Corn Planters 
Corn Cultivators 
Corn Binders 
Corn Pickers 

Corn H uskers ^" cream separators our machines were awarded the gold 
„_j CL J I mcdiil; on ensiliige cutters the medal of honor. This corn- 
ana onreaaerS pany's exhibit ofgrain drills, corn drills, and cotton drills 

Corn ShellerS manufactured for us bv the American Secding-Machine 

c 11 r- 4 <, Company, RichtVinnd. Ind., also n-cciv.'d the htvihi-iC 

btalk I Utters awards given on these. m,« hine.. 

Hay Machines 


Hay Rakes 

Side Delivery Rakes 

Hay Tedders 

Hay Loaders 

Hay Pre^>(.5 

Tillage Implements 

Disk Harrows 
Spring-tooth Harrows 
Peg-tooth Harrows 
Combination Harrows 
Kny:ino Disk Harrows 


( Incorporated) 


This is a general view of the International Harvester Exhibit at San Francisco Exposition 
The most comprehensive exhibit of farm machines and implements ever made 

Would you like to 
be sure that the 
machines used on 
your farm are abso- 
lutely the best pro- 
duced on earth ? 

Tliis fuldei lliruws 
a great white light 
on this big ques- 
tion — Read what 
the world says 

Household Words 

CI\Cames Vhat Win 















Low Cloverleaf 

Low Corn King 

Low 20tK Century 




These, are the machines that won the honors at San Francisco 
I Exposition. The greatest Exposition ever held 
Thfi largest number of honors ever granted one exhibitor 

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McCormick Header Binder 

McCormick header binder, furnished in 10 and 12-foot sizes 

THE McConnick header binder is really two machines in one because by removing the binding 
attachment and adding a header attachment, it is converted into a thoroughly efficient header. 
This machine is designed for those who desire a practical machine of large capacity. It will cut 
and bind exceptionally tall or short grain because it has a wide range of reel adjustment. The 
platform can he adjusted to cut high or low 

The main frame is built of large steel tubes. 
These tubes are substantially braced and are 
of ample strength to withstand all torsional 
strain. The platform main frame, which is 
securely braced, is made of angle steel. The 
bottom of sheet steel is riveted securely to 
the platform main frame. 

The reel can be easily moved backward or 
forward, up or down. The device for giving 
the reel this range of adjustment is made by 
means of two levers within convenient reach of 
the driver. 

The binding attachment on the McCormick 
header binder is simple and easily adjusted. 
The metalHc apron butter is durable. Its 
action assists the packers in delivering the 
grain to the knotter. It makes certain the 
formation of square butted bundles. The 
knotter is simple and acciirate. 

The flax bunching attachment is furnished 
with the McCormick header binder on special 
order. With this attachment, the operator can 
leave the flax in gavels instead of in a swath. 

A very convenient bundle carrier is furnished 
regvilarly with the McCormick header binder. 

Ask for a Special McCormick Header and Header Binder Catalogue 


All of the levers are convenient to the reach 
of the driver 

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McCormick Daisy Reaper 

THE McComiick Daisy reaper is designed to 
meet the reqiiirenients of those who prefer to 
leave the grain in gavels on the ground vmtil it is 
thoroughly cured and dried. This machine is in 
great demand for use on small f anns or where a man 
wishes to cut timothy or clover for seed. It can also 
be used with success in cutting wheat, flax, buck- 
wheat, rye and barley. The main and grain wheels 
are fitted with self -aligning roller bearings; conse- 
quently, the machine is light in draft and can be 
drawn with two horses. 

The McCormick Daisy reaper is driven by bevel 
gears. This method of transmitting power elimin- 
ates lost motion and reduces draft. The gears of 
the Daisy reaper are heavy and will give long wear- 
ing sen.'ice. The rake arms can be regulated to 
deliver gavels of any size. 

McCormick Daisy folded for transportation 

This reaper can be folded easily when 
it is to be moved from one field to another, 
when passing through narrow lanes or 
when it is desired to store it in a limited 
space. It can be adjusted to cut high 
or low stubble according to the condition 
of the field and grain. The raising and 
lowering device consists of a combina- 
tion worm and bevel gear — something 
like a jack screw which is the most 
powerful lifting device known. 

McCormick Daisy gear drive reaper, furnished in 5 and 5>^ foot sizes 


New 4 Mower 

McCormick New 4 mower, 

regular lift — 4Vi> and 

5-foot cut 

THE McComiick New 4 mower is known for its simplicity and durability wherever hay is 
grown. Simplicity is the keynote in its construction. 
There are several good reasons why the experienced farmer selects a mowing machine that is 
simple in construction. The more simple the mower is the easier it will work. The fewer fancy 
trappings it has the less likely it is to get out of order. The McCormick does not have a number of 
so-called talking points to attract the prospective purchaser on the sales floor and disappoint him 
later, when the machine is put to work in the hay field. It has fewer parts than any other mower. 

Main Frame 

To do good work for any length of time a mower must have a well constructed and substantial 
main frame. The main frame holds the shafts, gears, pinions, etc., in the proper working relation. 
If the main frame did not remain perfectly rigid, the gears and shafts would be thrown out of 
alignment, causing heavy draft and undue wear. 

The frame on the McCormick mower is cast in one piece. It is strongly braced. It wiU 
withstand the most adverse conditions in the field. 

All the holes in the main frame are drilled at the same S^L 
time in special machines to insure JW^ ** 

absolute accuracy in the fitting 
of the crankshaft and counter- 
shaft. The main axle is equipped 
with roller bearings. The crank- 
shaft and the countershaft run in remova- 
ble steel babbitt-lined boxes. These boxes 
are of softer material than the crank 
shaft, consequently the boxes, instead of 
the crank shaft, receive the wear. 


Substantial main frame 

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A guard that will stand hard 
knocks in the field 

Cutter Bar 

THE McCormick cutter bar is built to stand hard knocks. It is right 
all through. It is constructed entirely of steel. A special heat 
treatment makes it extra rigid. It is reinforced with a taper rib which 
extends the entire length of the bar. This rib strengthens the bar so that 
a smooth running knife is insured. There is no danger of whipping the 
bar out of alignment when raising or lowering it quickly. 

The McCormick pitman and knife 
are always in a direct line, regardless 
of the position of the bar. This means 
that the knife works in the middle of 
the guards always. 

The cutter bar does not sag, no 
matter whether the guards are tilted 
up or down. This insures an easy 
running knife, reduces friction to the 
minimum, and prevents the breaking 
of knife heads. 

Notice the substantial connection between 
The cutter bar is connected to the the cutter bar and main frame 

main frame by a hinged coupling mounted on a long horizontal bearing. This coupling is made 
of steel and forced into one piece. The substantial construction of this coupling has much to do 
with holding the McConnick cutter bar in perfect alignment. 

Clean Cutting 

Short prairie grass or wire grass has a tendency in cutting to clog between the knife section and the 
rear of the guard on some mowers, particularly after the knife has become worn. This is not the 
case with the McCormick. There is a clean cutting surface the entire length of the ledger plate. 
This ledger plate is fastened to the guard by means of a rivet and a center lug, which always holds 
it substantially in place. The section and the ledger plate make a sheer cut that is very effective 
no matter what the condition of cutting. After the ledger plate has been worn for some time it 
can be replaced. This does away with the necessity of buying an entirely new guard. 

The McCormick guard is curved 
upward near the end for close cut- 

The pitman is made from second 
growth hickor\-, dried and seasoned. 
It drives the knife with a full stroke, 
which prevents clogging, no matter 
how heavy the grass or how tough 
the cutting. 

The draft bracket is located un- 
der the pole, which brings the pull in a direct line from the cutter bar. This means of draft 
connection has a tendency to lift rather than drag the bar along. 


Notice the long-wearing plates on the 
McCormick cutter bar 

be raised 
inner and 


Convenient Foot Lift 

BY means of a convenient foot lever, the cutter bar of the McCormick mower can 
easily to pass over stones, stumps, and roots, and for turning comers. Both the 
the outer shoes of the cutter bar are 
raised at one time. For this reason the 
cutter bar is always in perfect alignment 
regardless of the position of tilt. 

Another advantage of the inner and outer 
shoes raising together is that all strain is 
removed from the cutter bar when tilting. 

Oil cannot splash out of the McCormick pitman box 

The cutter bar can also be raised easily by means of 
a hand lever which is within easy reach of the driver. 

Close Tilting Adjustments 

The tilting quadrant on the 
McCormick mower is made with 
fine notches. This gives the operator 
close control of the tilt of the cutter bar. 
It means that a very close stubble can 
be cut if desired, and in seasons when 
the grass is short it has been known to 
make a difference of several tons in the 

A foot lift makes it easy to raise the McCormick cutter bar 

hay crop. Close tilting adjustment is a particularly 
desirable feature on rough and stony ground. Close 
cutting can be done without danger of dulling the 
knives on rocks, or of breaking the bar by running into 
short stumps that the driver cannot see from the seat. 

Full Swath 

A feature of the McCormick mower that will appeal 
to every farmer is the fact that there is ample room 
between the pole and the inside shoe. This makes it un- 
necessary for the off horse to walk in the grass when a 
full swath is being cut. 




Large Bevel Gears 

THE large bevel gears of the McCormick mower are a noteworthy feature. The bevel gear and 
spur pinion are mounted on the countershaft, which runs in a removable bushing. For this 
reason the gears run smoothly and without noise. These gears are well covered with large shields, 
which protect them from all dust and dirt. The oiling facilities throughout the entire mower are 

easily accessible. Wherever 
possible they are placed within 
plain sight of the operator and 
can be reached while standing 
back of the machine. 

The clutch on the AlcCor- 
niiek mower is equipped with 
four clutch dogs. These clogs 
engage and release quickly. 
The mower can be stopped 
and started in heavy cutting 
without backing the team. 
For durability and ease of 
operation the McCormick 
clutch cannot be equaled. 

McCormick clutch in gear 

McCormick clutch out of gear. There are 
four* prongs on the clutch 

The McCormick New Big 4 Mower 

The McCormick New Big 4 mower is designed 
for those who have large meadows and for those who 
wish to cut heavy crops of clover and alfalfa. It is 
furnished with 43^, .5, 6 or 7-foot cutter bars. 

This mower is of the same design and 
built of the same high-grade material as 
the McCormick New 4 mower, the only 
difference being that it is furnished in 
larger sizes with a heavier frame and the 
wheels are heavier and farther apart. 

McCormick New Big 4 mower, regular lift— 4Vi, 5, 6 and 7-foot cut 


Vertical Lift Mower 

McCormick vertical lift mower, furnished in 4>6' and 5-foot sizes 

THE McCormick vertical lift mower has all the good features of the regular McCormick mowers, 
and, in addition, it is so made that the cutter bar can be raised to a vertical position and low- 
ered without stopping the team. This makes the McComiick vertical lift mower one that is meeting 
great demand for cutting on rough and stumpy ground. It permits the driver to cut close to the 
tree, stump, or rock, and save all the hay without loss of time or inconvenience. The cutter bar 
also can be raised high enough to pass over stones and stumps by means of a very convenient foot 

While the McConnick vertical lift mower is an exceptionally good machine for cutting in 
rough and stony ground, it is practical for all kinds of grass cutting. It will do good work in any 
place where the machine can be drawn by horses and under conditions where an ordinary machine 
could not be used. As an all-purpose mower it is unsurpassed. 

The cutter bar on this mower is especially strong and durable. It undergoes a special heat 
treatment, which makes the bar unusually rigid. There is no danger of it whipping out of align- 
ment when it is raised and lowered. This is a feature that is of great advantage on the vertical lift 
mower, because when it is used on stony or stumpy ground the bar is being raised or lowered con- 

The lifting lever on the McCormick vertical lift mower and the connections of the cutter bar 
have a powerful leverage, making it easy to raise the cutter bar to a vertical position. The lift is 
positive, so that the bar comes to a perpendicular position, not part way up. 

This machine is automatically thrown out of gear as the bar is raised. It is thrown in gear 
again when the bar returns to the ground. This is a very convenient feature, and one that every 
user will appreciate. 


McCormick New 

Little Vertical 


McCormick New Little Vertical mower is furnished 
with 3^5 or 4-foot cutter bar 

THE McComiick New Little Vertical mower has been designed to meet the demands for a 
mower of small capacity that can be pulled by one horse. It is a practical mower for small 
acreage and for mowing lawns, parks and orchards. It can be operated in places where a large 
two-horse mower could not go. 

This mower is equipped with a vertical lift, which enables the operator to raise the cutter bar 
to a vertical position while the machine is in motion. This lift is similar in every way to that used 
on the two-horse vertical lift mower. The singletree on the New Little Vertical mower is connected 
to the draft rod in such a way as to give an even distribu- 
tion of power between the machine and the shoe hinge. 

The thills can be shifted to the center and two horses 
hitched to the machine if desired. 

The general construction of the McCormick New Little 
Vertical mower is the same as that of the McCormick two- 
horse mower. Great care is taken that all the parts be built 
in the same careful manner and of the same high-grade 
material as the larger machines. 

McCormick Knife and Tool Grinder 

The McCormick knife and tool grinder enables the 
farmer to keep sections and knives sharp at all times. The 
time required to sharpen knives with a McCormick knife 
grinder is less than when an ordinary grindstone is used. 
Stone for gumming saws can also be furnished on special 
order. If desired, a foot power attachment can be supplied at a small additional cost. 

Unless the knives are kept sharp it is impossible to secure the best results with a mowing 
machine. When the knife is dull the draft of the machine is increased, and the driver often thinks 
that the mower is at fault. By keeping the mower knives weU sharpened these difficulties can be 


McCormick knife grinder attached to the 
mower wheel 

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McCormick Hay Tedder 

McCormick hay tedder-supplied with 6 or 8 forks 

THE best hay is made where the grass does not lay in the swath long after it is cut. There 
should be a free circulation of air through it, but it should not bleach in the sun. ^ If it is 
gathered up quickly it will retain its rich green color and be much more valuable for feeding. It 
follows that it will bring a better price on the market. 

With the use of the jNIcCormick hay tedder, grass can be cut in the morning, turned Ijy the 
tedder later in the day and put in the bam or stack on the same day, making a great saving of 
time over the usual methods employed. All the hay is stirred when the McCormick tedder is 
used. Light or heavy crops can be tedded with equal rapidity and the hay will be cured unifomily. 

The wheels, frame and forks of the McConnick tedder are made of steel, which insures a sub- 
stantial construction. The machine is driven by a chain and gears. The gear wheel is mounted in 
the center of the axle and drives the crank shaft to which the fork arms are attached. All the 
forks are thus given the full driving force of both wheels and the motion of the forks is steady and 
unifonn — the heaviest hay will not retard them. Each fork arm is equipped with_a coil spring. 
This spring takes the jar from the forks and protects the machine from the alternating movement 
of the fork anns. 

The McCormick tedder is so constructed that heavy windrows can be tedded -without dif- 
ficulty — none of the hay is left unstirred. The forks extend outside of the wheels so that they 
stir the hay that is run over by the wheels. The forks continue in motion when comers are being 
turned. By means of a convenient lever within reach of the driver the forks can be regulated 
to work high or low as desired. 

The IMcComiick tedder often will pay for itself in one season by the better grade of hay which 
it helps to make. If the season is rainy, a tedder is indispensable. It scatters the hay lightly so 
that it win dry out very quickly. 


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The McCormick Self- Dump Rake 

McCormick self-dump rake. The thills can be moved to the center for two horses if desired 

The McConnick self-dump rake does good work in all conditions of hay. It dumps quickly 
and the teeth return to the ground close to the windrow. As the rake fills, the cleaner rods float 
above and retard the hay, so that it does not roll into a ropy fonn. 

McCormick rakes leave a neat appearing field, due to the ease vnth. which the teeth can be 
kept in position. The teeth can be adjusted to work on or off the ground, as the operator desires, 
or they can be locked down by a slight pressure on the foot lever so that the hay can be bunched 
from the windrow. In order to dump the rake the driver simply presses a trip lever, which throws 
the pawls at the end of the trip rod into engagement with the ratchets. The teeth then lift and 
discharge the load. 

The dump rods on the McCormick rake are in two parts and can be reversed end for end. 
This gives double wearing surface. The ends of the rods that engage in the ratchets are temper- 
ed, furnishing added durability. 

Interchangeable Wheels 

The wheels on the McConnick rake are interchangeable, so that when one side of the ratchets 
are worn the wheels can be changed. This gives practically the wear of two rake wheels in one. 
The wheels have staggered spokes and heavy steel tires. They are large and keep the rake run- 
ning smoothly even when used on the roughest ground. The inside ratchets are covered with 
shields which prevent the hay from winding or interfering with the tripping device. 



Strong Main Frame 

The McCormick rake has a strong frame 

THE good work and lasting quality of a hay rake depend to a large extent upon the material 
that is put into the main frame'. The main frame of the McCormick hay rake is made of 
angle steel, which resists twisting. The rake head is made of angle steel, strongly trussed to 
prevent sagging. The frame and rake head are connected by heavy hinges. This construction 
produces a frame which will withstand for many years the twists and strains to which it is sub- 
jected in the field. 

Durable Rake Teeth 

The rake teeth are made of high-grade oil tempered steel. 
They must undergo a severe test before they leave the factory. 
A pull of 29 inches, almost 2i'-2 feet, is put on the point of 
every McComiick rake tooth, and it must spring back to_ its 
exact original shape. A tooth that has the stuff in it to with- 
stand this treatment will not break when it catches on large 
stones, stumps or roots. It will straighten out to pass over 
the obstruction and then spring back to place. 

The teeth are held in place by sectional clamps. The ad- 
vantage of this is that should a tooth become worn or broken 
it can be replaced by taking off only a few teeth in the rake. 
The McCormick teeth have a graceful cur^-e which brings 

them well mider the load 

where they carry it rather 

than drag it along. They are 

so shaped on the end that they 

ride over the ground instead 

of digging or tearing it up. 

The frame and rake head are strongly 

The foot trip and locking lever are within easy reach 
of the operator 

Meets All Conditions Successfully 

The McCormick hay rake meets all re- 
quirements of the most critical farmer. It 
has gained a reputation in every locahty 
for its durability and ease of operation. 

The McCormick hand dump rake is 
similar to the self dump rake with the excep- 
tion of the tripping device. It is made in 
the same sizes. 

McCormick rakes are made in 8, 9, 10 
and 12-foot sizes. 




McCormick Sweep Rakes 

McCormick 3-wheel, side-hitch sweep rake No. 2 

WHEN hay is stacked in the field, the most economical equipment for handling it is the 
McCormick sweep rakes and stackers. No other method equals this in the saving of time 
and labor. Sweep rakes as a rule, are subjected to a great deal of hard usage and severe strains, 
so it is essential that the right kind of materials be used in a right way to insure great strength. 
A careful examination of the McCormick line will convince anyone that these tools are built to 
stand the hardest kind of treatment. Plenty of material of the best kind has been used in con- 
structing them and they are thoroughly braced throughout. 

McCormick Sweep rakes will gather hay from either the swath or windrow and are made in a 
number of styles so that every field condition can be met. Rakes Nos. 1 and 5 are of the 2-wheel, 
side-hitch type. The teeth are raised and lowered by sliding the seat back and forth. Nos. 2 and 
6 are of the 3-wheel type. Nos. 3 and 7 are 3-wheel, and Nos. 4 and 8, 4-wheel, rear-hitch. All 
rakes, except Nos. 1 and 5, have a lever for raising and lowering the teeth. 

The McCormick sweep rake teeth are made of straight-grained yellow pine, and are provided 
with metal points. They are interchangeable and reversible. These features reduce wear and 
insure durability. The metal wheels are mounted on a square tubular steel axle which extends across 
the platfonn, on rakes Nos. 1, 2, 3 and 4. On rakes Nos. 5, 6, 7 and 8, the axles are wood with the 
wheels mounted on short steel shafts which are held securely in place by braces. The wheels on 
rakes Nos. 5, 6, 7 and 8 are equipped with removable bushings and provided_with shields so that 
hay will not wrap around the axle. Rakes Nos. 5 and 6 are equipped with floating poles. 

McCormick 4-wheel, rear-hitch sweep rake No. 4 



McCormick Junior Hay Stacker 


McCormick junior hay stacker 

^HIS stacker is known as the "over- 
shot" type, and consists cf a 
ground frame and A-frame, also lifting 
arms which carry the platfonn or 
pitcher head. The load is carried up 
on this stacker over the A-frame with- 
out sagging the platform and is thrown 
directly back upon the stack. The 
platform is held in position by a heavy 
rope. A coiled spring device is pro- 
vided, which may be adjusted by the 
operator to give the desired pitch to 
the platform in delivering the load to 
the stack. 

The pitcher 
teeth can be 
easily adjusted, 
and the height 
of the lifting 

arms can be reduced and increased. This is a feature that is readily appreciated, because in mak- 
ing a stack the operator can begin by having the lifting anns at the lowest point, and as the stack 
is built up, the arms may be extended. 

This stacker can be operated with either one or two horses. When folded it can easily be trans- 
ported and takes up very little room. A hay retainer and transport are furnished on special order 
at additional cost. 

McCormick Swinging Hay Stacker 

The McCormick swinging hay stacker permits the load to be locked in place at any height, 
and swung to one siide over the stack. When over the stack the load may be dumped and the forks 
swung back and lowered into place. These stackers are very handy, as they can be used to load into, 
a wagon. They are strongly laraced and twisting is prevented by truss rods. 

The swinging stacker is especially adapted for building long 
stacks because it has long swinging arms. When the load is placed 
upon the pitcher head, the horse is driven forward until the load 
has been lifted to the desired height ; the load is then swung over 
the stack, and dumped by means of a lever. When being lowered, 
the pitcher head can be controlled by means of a band brake 
which is attached to the pulley, around which the raising and 

lowering rope passes. 
A sledge and stakes 

are furnished with 

each stacker. A trans- 
port and hay retainer 

are furnished at a 

slight additional 

cost, upon special 




McCormick swinging hay stacker 



The McCormick Corn Binder 


for a Special 

Corn Machine Catalogue 

corn binder 

' I ^HE McCormick com binder is simple in constniction, light in weight, and compact. The main 
-'- frame, which is made of square steel tubes, is symmetrical in design, and thoroughly braced 
in such a manner as to give almost unlimited service. All parts are held rigid, consequently the 
shafts and boxes are held in perfect alignment. 

The McCormick com binder binds the com while the com is in a vertical position. The com 
is cut and moved in a position upright to the binding attachment. It requires a minimum amount 
of power to bind com in this position and insures evenly butted bundles which are easy to handle. 

Another feature that every com grower will appreciate is the fact that this machine straddles 
only one row of com in opening up the field. It leaves only one bent row to cut. 

The McCormick com binder has an extremely wide range of adjustment. It will cut short and 
tall com, and corn that is down and lodged. This adjustment for different lengths of com can be 
made from the driver's seat. It is not necessary for the dri\'er to stop the machine to make the 

adjustment. This is a decided advantage, because 
frequently the operator finds both tall and short com 
in the same field. 

Cutting Mechanism 

The cutting mechanism on the McCormick com 
binder consists of three knives, one reciprocating and 
two stationary. The stationary knives being curved 
outwardly, from the rear, cause them to cut the stalks 
with a gradual drawing stroke as the machine is drawn 
forward. The reciprocating knife completes the oper- 
ation, and cuts all weeds, vines, and green undergrowth 
between the hills of the row, leaving the field in a 

Sectional view sliowing the knives neat condition. 


Conveyor Chains 

THERE are three sets of conveyor chains on the 
McCormick com binder. Each set of conveyors 
comprises two chains — one being placed on each side 
of the divider on the inside. These chains are so 
geared that the upper chains move faster than the 
lower ones. In this way the bent stalks are readily 
straightened up. The faster motion of the upper 
chains carry the top portion of the com back be- 
tween the dividers so that the stalks are perpen- 
dicular when they are cut. They are, therefore, 
conveyed to the binding attachment in an upright 

It is an easy matter to tighten the conveyor chains 

Two Spring Rods Hold Com 
Against Conveyors 

Another feature that adds greatly to the satisfactory work 
of the McCormick corn binder and insures positive elevation of 
all corn stalks is the spring rod feature. There are two spring 
rods so constmcted that they hold the stalks against the chain 
until the com gets to a point where the packers are sure to get 
hold of the stalks. This insures positive elevation of all the com. 

Tongue Truck 

A tongue tmck is fumished with the McCormick com 
binder on special order at additional cost. A stub pole and 
all parts necessary to attach it to the com binder are fumished 
regularly when the attachment is ordered. The holes in the pole 
are properly bored and adjustments are made to make it easy 
to attach the tongue tmck when it is 
ordered as a separate attachment. When 

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View of the lower spring rod. The up- 
per spring rod is similar in every way 

equipped with the McComiick tongue truck the 
weight of the com binder is evenly distributed to 
the ground and the binder runs steadily. 

McCormick corn binder tongue truck 

which can be supplied on 

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McCormick Improved Huskers and Shredders 

These shredders are built in two sizes— Improved 
6-roll and Improved 8-roll. The Improved 8-roll 
is furnished with "Farmers Friend" blower. 

McCormick Improved 6-roll busker and shredder. 

THE McCormick Improved husker and shredder has many features that make it durable and 
easily operated. The frame is strong and well braced. It is equipped with a practical self- 
feeder. A ball-and-socket joint fifth wheel pennits the machine to be turned around in a small 
space. Snapping rolls are hung on a cushion spring, which prevent the ends from pounding. A 
hand wheel attachment makes it possible to turn the blower pipe in any direction while the machine 
is in operation. 

The quality of the work done by the McCormick husker and sliredder cannot be equaled. The 
separating device is so constructed that aU foreign substances, such as dirt, smut, weed seeds, etc., 
are delivered to the ground and not to the bam with the stover. It cleans and saves all the shelled 
com and delivers it to a bag at the side of the machine. 

All parts of this machine are readily accessible. The husking rolls are arranged in pairs and 
placed parallel with the length of the machine and have large bevel gears wliich remain in inesh. 
Each pair of rolls can be taken out independently of the others. 

McComiick huskers and shredders are well equipped with safety devices. The oil cups have 
long pipes, so that the oiling can be done without going near the moving parts. The husking and 
snapping rolls are protected, and gear shields are used where necessary. Safety clutches are pro- 
vided for throwing the snapping rolls and self-feeder out of gear. 

The speed of the shredder head is about 1,000 revolutions per minute. The quality of corn, 
weather conditions, etc., determine to a great extent the amount of com that can be husked in a 
day. Under favorable conditions, however, the 6-roU machine will husk from 50 to 75 bushels per 
hour; the 8-roll from 80 to 100 bushels per hour. The 6-roll requires a 20-H.P. engine for operation; 
the 8-roll about a 25-H.P. 

Ask for a special McCormick Corn Machine Catalogue. 

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McCormick 8 and 10-Roll Special Huskers and Shredders 

THE McCormick 8-roll Special husker and shredder is the same machine as the Improved 6-roll, 
except that it is equipped with eight small rolls instead of six large ones. The capacity of the 
8-roll Special is no greater than that of the Improved 6-roll, but the rolls being small make it very 
effective in small com. It does exceptionally clean husldng, and shells very little com in the oper- 
ation. The reason that this machine is a desirable one for small corn is that the extra pair of rolls 
give it a larger husking surface; but the small rolls are not as aggressive as large rolls, consequently 
the same amount of corn is handled, with very little of the corn shelled. 

The McConnick 10-roll Special husker and shredder has ten small rolls instead of eight large 
ones. The capacity and other features of this machine are exactly the same as found on the Im- 
proved 8-roll. The advantages of the 10-roll Special are the same as those mentioned for the Mc- 
Cormick 8-roll Special. 

The equipment and required power for operation is the same on the McConnick 8-roll Special 
as on the McCormick Improved 6-roll. The 10-roll vSpecial requires the same power and has the 
same equipment as the Improved 8-roll. 

Ask for a Special 
McCormick Corn 
Machine Catalogue 

Husking rolls used on the Improved 6 and 8-rolI machines 

Husking rolls used on the McCormick 8 and 
10-roll Special machines 



McCormick Little Giant Husker and Shredder 


HE McConnick Little Giant husker and shredder 
is designed for individual work, or for those who 
wish to do custom work on a small scale. It can be 
furnished with 4 or 6 husking rolls. 

The husking rolls on the McCormick Little Giant 
are placed at right angles with the machine. They are 
arranged in pairs and are readily accessible. Each 
pair can be taken out independently of the other and 
the rolls can be quickly adjusted. The ear elevator 
operates from the side of the machine. 

A reciprocator keeps the ears mo\ang along the 
rolls evenly. This insures clean husking and a uniform 
deHvery of the ears to the carrier. The reciprocator 
keeps the ears moving no matter what condition the 
com may be in. 

The Little Giant husker and shredder makes per- 
fect fodder and saves all the com. The capacity is 
sufficiently large to turn out a good day's work without 
requiring a large number of men and teams to keep it 
in operation. It is the most practical machine for the 
man whose power is limited. 
The Little Giant is regtdarly equipped with an 8-inch drive pulley. On 
special order a 6, 7, 9 or 10-inch drive pulley will be supplied. The speed of 
the shredder head is about 1,000 revolutions per minute. Under average con- 
ditions the 4-roll machine vn]l husk from 25 to 50 bushels per hour; 
the 6-roll will husk from 30 to 60 bushels per hour. It requires 
from 12 to 15-H. P- to operate the Little Giant to its full capacity. 

The snapping rolls can be thrown out of 

gear instantly by means of the lever in 

front of the operator 

Rsk for Special 


Corn Machine 


McCormick Little Giant 4-roU husker and shredder 


McCormick Corn Picker 


THE working principle of the McConnick 
com picker is very simple. It consists 
of long, projecting gatherers. These gatherers 
are equipped with elevating chains. The 
chains are provided with long steel fingers 
which catch and hold the com after the steel 
gatherer points have raised it from the ground. 
By means of the operating lever, these gatherer.; 
can be easily adjusted for working close to the 
ground. Under ordinary conditions, however, 
it is unnecessary to operate the machine with 
the gatherers adjusted extremely low. 

The McConnick corn picker will not only 
meet all field conditions successfully, but it will 
husk com cleaner than it is usually done by 
hand. Draft is reduced by means of roller and 
self -aligning bearings, and by the proper ar- 
rangement of parts. 

On this macliine are found many desirable 
features which are readily appreciated by the 
farmer who uses it. The snapping rolls are 

equipped with 

The cleaner chain delivers the husks to the ground 

Wif/i fhe use of the corn 
picker one of the mosi disa- 
greeable jobs on the farm is 
disposed of, and many 
farmers are solving the "help 
question" in this manner. 

a convenient device which pennits them to 
spread apart in case an obstruction should become wedged 
between them. This feature is of exceptional valvie since it pre- 
vents breakage, which would result in case hard substances were 
picked up by the gathering chains and delivered to the elevators, 
which would carry them to the snapping rolls. 

A special device which is of unusual importance is the lever 
to throw the wagon elevator out of gear. This enables the 

operator to husk to 
the end of a row with 
out allowing the 
husked ear corn to fall 
to the ground while 
the receiving wagon is 
being turned for the 
next row. 

Ask for a McCormick 
Corn Machine Catalogue 

McCormick com picker 


McCormick Twine 


Watch for the McCormick label on twine 

under careful inspection 
mick label on a ball of twine is known wherever 
binders are used, as a guarantee of good spinning 
and the best material. Every lot of McCormick 
twine is weighed, measured, and tested to insure full 

length and full strength. 

It is a twine 
that is reliable 
and depend- 
able. It will 
not clog, does 
not kink, is 
free from 
flaws and wUl 
not pull thin 
and break like 
cheap inferior 

00 D binder twine has a wonderful influence 

on the success of the harv^est. It gets in its 

inlluence ever>' year, whether the crop is good, or 

whether it is poor. It saves time in the harvest 

field when time is at a premium. 

Inferior twine is not a bargain, even when it 
can be purchased for a few cents less a ball. Sup- 
pose it does cost a cent less a pound, it takes about 
^Yi pounds of twine for an acre. Compare the 
value of an acre's crop with the 23^ cents saved, 
then is it worth while to run a chance for such a 
small amount ? 

When considering binder twine this year, 

just remember that McCormick twine is made 

from the most carefully selected Sisal and Manila 

fibres, that every step in their mamifacture is taken 

This is why the McCor- 

Testing McCormick twine for length 
and strength 

Drying sisal fibre 

Buy McCormick twine if you wish to avoid twine 
troubles. It does away with some of the most try- 
ing problems in the grain field. 

McConnick twne is made in the five following 
brands and lengths : 

Sisal 500 feet 

Standard ^^^ ^/""l 

Extra Manila 550 feet 

Manila J^OO feet 

Pure Manila 650 feet 






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