Born July 24 1829 – Died February 17 1899)
Improvement in Mowing Machines
Patent No. 15,160
Holder of ninety-two patents, Lewis Miller's most significant invention was
the Buckeye Mower and Reaper, the prototype for
Miller was born in Greentown, Ohio. Educated through high school, he
joined the farm equipment firm Aultman, Miller & Company
A philanthropic man, Miller was active in the Akron, Ohio community for most of his life, forming the Sunday school at the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1864. Pursuing his passion for education, Miller co-founded the Chautauqua Institution, in Chautauqua, New York, in 1874.