l'âge agro-industriel XIXe siècle  Nos jours

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 The mechanization of agriculture
at the end of the 19th and at the beginning of the 20th century


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Animal-powered agriculture
Animal-powered agriculture was still used for farming
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Mechanical threshing
Mechanical thershing is the most practical expression of progress
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Today, tractors work rapidly...
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Usines de machines agricoles
France, a big agricultural nation, is a country where large factories produce for farmers all the tools that they need.
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Extracts from the movie about the mechanization of French agriculture
(end of 19th - beginning of 20th century)
made for Agropolis-Museum
from audioviaul arcdhives of the Ministry of Agriculture
Director of photography : Gérard Delahaye

© Ministry of Agriculture

Farming tools have changed slowly up to the end of the 19th century.
The great revolution in working agricultural fields came with mechanization which, at the end of the 19th century allowed more efficiency in the use of each tool up to a point where one can expect that hard work is henceforth over...

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