Time’s Arrow Series

The McCormack binder. This part of the machine with long metal fingers, engaged in bundling and tying sheaves. Like sewing machines, these binders stitched the sheaves of grain together and replaced a great deal hand work and reduced the backbreaking labour of harvest. No longer were fields cut with a scythe and bundled into sheaves by hand. Such wonderful labour saving the binder offered. It granted mastery over larger fields and sped the harvest. Now the binder, like the scythe is an archaic oddity.