Gordon soybean harvester on display at the Museum of the Albemarle
Published 12:28 pm Wednesday, July 20, 2022
In conjunction with the unveiling of the new North Carolina Highway Historical Marker dedicated to soybean processing, the Museum of the Albemarle will place on display in its main lobby a circa 1920 soybean harvester manufactured in Elizabeth City by the Gordon Bean and Pea Harvester Company.
This machine was developed by local inventor LeRoy S. Gordon (1866-1955). Gordon was not the only inventor and manufacturer of soybean harvesters in Elizabeth City, as Church Street resident George Pritchard (1883-1947) also patented his own model in the 1920s as well. The museum has a model of each.
Visit the Museum of the Albemarle to view this and other exhibits Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The exhibit, which runs from August 12, 2022 to October 14, 2022, is free and open to the public.