Walter A. Wood Company

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Walter A. Wood Mowing and Reaping Machine Company

In 1852 a blacksmith named Walter A. Wood began manufacturing a reaper in Hoosick Falls, New York. By the 1890s the Walter A. Wood Mowing & Reaping Company was the largest farm machinery manufacturer in the world, taking up 85 acres on the west bank of the river. The Company closed in 1924, mainly due to the introduction of John Deere's revolutionary self-propelled farm equipment.