International Harvester One-Row Mechanical Cotton Picker

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Title

International Harvester One-Row Mechanical Cotton Picker

Subject

Linnell Work Camp

Description

International Harvester came out with the one-row mechanical cotton picker in 1949 after World War II. The mechanical cotton picker had been in development since 1933. Tom Honeycutt wrote a book entitled "The Second Emancipation: Inventor John Rust changed the face of modern Agricluture." John D. Rust received his first patent on the spindle type cotton picker in 1933. International Harvester did not use Rust's patent, but Allis Chalmers did. During World War II different men worked on the idea Mr. Rust first had.

Date

ca 1949

Rights

In 1936 during the Franklin D. Roosevelt presidency, the Farm Security Administration (FSA) was set up to meet the health and housing needs for migrant families. In June of 1938 work was begun on the Linnell Camp, and on Decmber 16, 1938, the camp was officially opened. The East Union School is shown on the site, and it was built in 1939 for the Linnell Camp elementary students. Road 156 is shown running along the West side of the camp.

Format

slide

Language

en

Type

image

Identifier

tcl0253

Files

tcl0253m.tif

Collection

Citation

“International Harvester One-Row Mechanical Cotton Picker,” San Joaquin Valley Library System Digital Collections, accessed June 19, 2024, http://digital.sjvls.org/document/5676.

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