A Community-Owned Thresher

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A Community-Owned Thresher,

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Ten farmers were on the threshing run with his farm. The thresher was owned communally by those who could afford shares. If a farmer couldn't afford to buy in, they had a settling-up day at the end of the run. Each farmer paid the same amount to have his grain threshed. The crew would be paid from that. Any left over went to the shareholders. This was in the 1910s and 1920s.