v43 Quote Poll: Mechanical Reapers Tiebreaker

Which of these two should be the tech quote for Mechanical Reapers?

  • Quote #1

    Votes: 6 60.0%
  • Quote #2

    Votes: 4 40.0%

  • Total voters
  • Poll closed .


Jul 26, 2022
We were deadlocked at the end of the last vote! So, we'll have a tiebreaker poll with the two quotes that received the most votes.

Quote #1:
By 1850 the McCormick reaper was known in every part of the United States, and at the Great Exhibition of 1851 in London it was introduced to European farmers. Although mocked by The Times of London as "a cross between an Astley Chariot, a wheelbarrow, and a flying machine," the reaper took the Grand Prize.
-Mitchell Wilson, "Cyrus McCormick," britannica.com

Quote #2:
They hired men with scythes so sharp,
To cut him off at the knee,
See how they served Sir John Barleycorn,
They served him bitterly.
-John Barleycorn, English folk song
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