Historical information

An example of good invention in an era of innovation in Australian manufacture and production.

Levers raise the height of the cutter, disengaging the drive from the blades. The moveable blades under the fixed ‘fingers’. An eccentric rod changes circular motion to linear back and forth of the blades.

Such a machine is now known as a mower for cutting grass for hay, and other grasses for storing as sheaves.

'Gift for Museum - The School of Mnes committee has accepted the offer from mr H.B. Munro, of Elsternwick, of a model reaping machine made in 1887 when the Munro machinery business was in operation in Alfredton. The model, which has won gold medals at various exhibitions, is to be placed in thr school museum. (Ballarat Courier 22 April 1932)

Physical description

Metal model with red paint detail in sections

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