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This is likely to have been used by farmers in Western PA, including the Grahams whose letters indicate that they grew grain including rye. [Letters GC1]. Most Pennsylvania farmers could only afford a four-finger cradle. The grain cradle began to replace the grain sickle around 1789, but some Pennsylvania farmers continued to use sickles until 1840. Source: Fletcher, Whitcomb W. Pennsylvania Agriculture and Country Life 1840-1940. Harrisburg: Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, 1955. Print. Stephenson, Clarence D. Indiana County 175th Anniversary History. Indiana, Pennsylvania: The A.G. Halldin Publishing Co., 1995. Print.

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Vince's Agricultural Project, Vol. 1

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Scythes, 19th century, Pictorial works. Agricultural implements, United States, History, 19th century, Pictorial works.

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The Historical and Genealogical Society of Indiana County, PA; Agriculture Project Rights The digitized images of letters, photographs, and other items from the Agricultural Project Collection in the “Indiana, Pennsylvania in the Civil War” exhibit are the property of the Historical and Genealogical Society of Indiana County, Pa. These images may only be used for non-commercial, educational purposes under “Fair Use” guidelines. For additional information contact: HGSIC, 621 Wayne Avenue, Indiana, Pa. 15701; (724) 463-9600. Email ichistoricalsociety@gmail.com.

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The Historical and Genealogical Society of Indiana County, PA; Agriculture Project

Grain Cradle Scythe

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