The Self-binder Bound for the Shockers

John Moore>UIS Collection K-M>UIS Collection K-M, Segment 17

The Self-binder Bound for the Shockers,

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Describes using a self-binder; four horses pulled it. there was a sickle that cut six to eight feet wide, a reel elevated the wheat or oats along a canvas. It triggered with weight, and needles came around and tied the bundle. There was a bundle carrier that the driver tripped with his foot when four bundles were done; they landed behind, where the shockers following could stack them up.