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Biographical entry Ridley, John (1806 - 1887)

26 May 1806
West Boldon, Durham, England
25 November 1887
London, England
Flour miller, Inventor and Preacher


John Ridley developed a stripper harvester in 1843. It worked by sweeping off the heads of wheat with combs and beaters. He is commemorated by the Ridley memorial scholarship at Roseworthy Agricultural College, memorial gates to the Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Society's showground at Wayville, South Australia and the electoral district of Ridley.

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  • Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Technology in Australia 1788-1988, Online edn, Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 3 May 2000, Details
  • Institution of Engineers, Australia. Sydney Division. Engineering Heritage Committee, The Historic Engineering Plaques of Australia (Milsons Point, New South Wales: The Institution of Engineers, Australia, 1994), 38 pp. p.3. Bull and Ridley Grain Harvesting Machines, Roseworthy Agricultural College, Adelaide, S.A. Details

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