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    • Reaper trial trophies

    • Awards; Farm equipment;
    • John H. Manny, inventor and owner of the Manny Reaper Company, Rockford, Illinois, often entered competitions with other manufacturers in the United States and Europe. He often returned to Rockford with silver plated trophy.
    • Mary Dorr Manny Tinker

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    • Mary Dorr married John H. Manny on February 1, 1852, and was widowed January 30, 1856. Mary oversaw the Manny Reaper Company and other properties in Rockford, Illinois. She was also involved in local charitable organizations. In 1870 Mary married...
    • John H. Manny

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    • John H. Manny manufactured reapers in Rockford, Illinois. In 1855 he was sued by Cyrus McCormick for patent infringement. Manny hired Abraham Lincoln, Peter Watson, and Edwin Stanton as attorneys and won the case just before he died in 1856.
    • Reaper model

    • Farm equipment
    • Salesmen for reaper companies would travel across the country and use models to demonstrate the product. Robert Tinker worked as a salesman for the Manny Reaper Company when he arrived in Rockford, Illinois in 1856.

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