Although a "traveling thrasher" (or combined harvester-thresher
) was patented as early as 1828, the first successful machine was built by Hiram Moore in 1834.
The most interesting implement mentioned is the Gleaner self-propelled harvester-thresher, built exclusively for Henry's little wonder.
The Gleaner self-propelled harvester-thresher was mounted on a Fordson tractor, and driven by a shaft connected to the tractor's belt pulley drive.
The McCormick and Deering divisions of this Chicago-based farm machinery manufacturer introduced their small "harvester-threshers" to the northwest.
These McCormick and Deering "harvester-threshers" (also known as "stubble bugs") were a perfect fit for the small grain farmer, who could harvest his own crop working with one man or his son.