Name the Machine

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Name the Machine

Post by sstterry » Tue Jul 21, 2020 5:22 am

Can anyone name this machine?


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Re: Name the Machine

Post by SBMF 2015 » Tue Jul 21, 2020 5:30 am

Just that it is a thresher. There is writing on the thresher next to the right knee of the gentleman standing on the bundles, but it doesn't stay clear when I zoom in.
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Re: Name the Machine

Post by sstterry » Tue Jul 21, 2020 5:47 am

When I saw the picture I did not know what it was until someone identified it on another forum. Of course, I am not in grain country. On that forum, they called it a Minneapolis Threshing Machine.

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Re: Name the Machine

Post by jltrent » Tue Jul 21, 2020 6:13 am

All I know is it took 9 men to man it. Today one man could do it all........wait self driving GPS combines equal zero manpower.

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Re: Name the Machine

Post by SBMF 2015 » Tue Jul 21, 2020 6:34 am

Before combines threshing time around here was kind of like branding time in big ranch country. Several neighbors around here bought a thresher together and they all helped each other get there grain harvested. You would take a team of horses and your muscles and go help the neighbor. When it was time to thresh your grain the neighbors did the same for you.
The wives put out a huge spread for dinner. Everyone worked hard and helped each other out.
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Re: Name the Machine

Post by MurraysMutts » Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:24 am

The good old days...
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Re: Name the Machine

Post by sim.-ang.king » Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:10 pm

sstterry wrote:
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Can anyone name this machine?


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The interesting thing about that picture is that they are blowing the straw into the loft. Some threshers just had a chain elevator, and piled it behind the machine.
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Re: Name the Machine

Post by Philip-TX » Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:52 pm

Yep. It'd be nice to see something done with a cool piece of history like that/this.

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Re: Name the Machine

Post by Nesikep » Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:41 pm

Philip-TX wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:52 pm
Yep. It'd be nice to see something done with a cool piece of history like that/this.

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There's one very similar to that in a field near here
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Re: Name the Machine

Post by hurleyjd » Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:37 am

sstterry wrote:
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I spent the spring and early summer in Ohio working out of the Air Force base in Dayton. Made as many thresher and tractors shows as possible all very big and a lot of demonstrations. Below is a link to some of the shows with videos of some of the events.
https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=st ... &FORM=VDRE
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Re: Name the Machine

Post by hurleyjd » Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:06 am

sstterry wrote:
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Here are some short videos of a corn shredding machine. Bundles of corn that were gathered with a row binder and put into shocks in the field to cure. Then brought to the shredder to get the ears off and shred the reminder to use as fodder for farm animals.
https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=vi ... ORM=VDQVAP
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Re: Name the Machine

Post by jkwilson » Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:45 pm

When I was young, a friend of mine had an elderly uncle (born in the 1880s) who could tell all kinds of stories about threshing, harvesting timber by hand, and a thousand other lost memories. I was too stupid to listen much.

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Re: Name the Machine

Post by WFfarm » Thu Jul 23, 2020 3:20 pm

jkwilson wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:45 pm
When I was young, a friend of mine had an elderly uncle (born in the 1880s) who could tell all kinds of stories about threshing, harvesting timber by hand, and a thousand other lost memories. I was too stupid to listen much.
We've had a few like that in our neighborhood who have passed over the years. Wish I could go back as a teenager and talk to them one more time. Wish those guys would have wrote their memoirs. They knew all the history of the area and the farms and families that were around here. When they pass, its like loosing a couple books from the library.

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Re: Name the Machine

Post by kenny thomas » Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:37 pm

jkwilson wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:45 pm
When I was young, a friend of mine had an elderly uncle (born in the 1880s) who could tell all kinds of stories about threshing, harvesting timber by hand, and a thousand other lost memories. I was too stupid to listen much.
I had a neighbor that would tell of rafting logs down the river when it was in flood stage.
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Re: Name the Machine

Post by JW IN VA » Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:43 pm

Heard my Dad talk about threshing in the old days.Much like you have read.

He used to tell about one of our cousins who would blow his straw into the barn.Made an awful day for ones working in the barn.He said they would be covered in dust from it and he'd get sick every year.
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