On the east lawn of the museum, you will find an interesting relic of early farming: a McCormick
Deering sickle-bar hay mower.
The model #7 was “state of the art” technology in 1929 when it was put on the market. It was a big
improvement over the #6 model in that it was horse drawn and had oil bath enclosed gears. There were many
options for knives, sections, and guards.
Museum volunteer Bill Berry has made wooden covers for the blades to protect visitors from harm.
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