Story: Farm mechanisation

Reid & Gray reaping machine

Reid & Gray reaping machine

This horse-drawn reaping machine was advertised in the 1879 catalogue of Reid & Gray, an early New Zealand agricultural machinery firm. James Gray, one of the founders, had immigrated from Scotland. He had skills in making farm implements, and contacts with overseas manufacturers.

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Reference: AANR 6329 22 DA 31 311

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James Watson, 'Farm mechanisation - Reasons for mechanisation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 October 2021)

Story by James Watson, published 24 Nov 2008