Horse-Drawn & Self-Powered Threshing Machines

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Horse-Drawn & Self-Powered Threshing Machines,

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Threshing machine would come by in late August & thresh shocks of wheat. Roy & Frank Baker ran threshing crew. Then Bert went in with neighbors to buy threshing machine (formed a co-op). Discusses horse & steam-powered threshing machine. Discusses existence of threshing crew territories & later organization of co-ops. Describes importance of maintenance of threshing machine & separator. First steam-engine Bert saw was hauled by 4 horses. Notes Sullivan brothers bought a self-powered thresher - "Wasn't that something!"