- A reaper is a farming tool that cuts and gathers crops.
- The first reapers were invented by the Romans, which were pulled by oxen.
- In 1831, Cyrus McCormick made the first mechanical reaper which he named, the McCormick reaper.
- In 1833, Obed Hussey patented a reaper which he named the Hussey Reaper.
- Hussey's design was a major improvement in reaping efficiently and it even left a clean surface after use.