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Photographs1974 of 3041Antique Hunting PhotoSERIES OF FOLIOS PUBLISHED BY STANDAR OIL COMPANY
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Posted 3 years ago

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walksoftly
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Posting these as a follow up to the earlier post of the stooking photos.
First picture was taken at a neighbours place in the late 40's it shows the complete operation with the tractor supplying power via a long belt, the threshing machine, granaries to store the grain ( note ladder, as the bin filled someone would go inside the bin & push the grain up to the rafters until it wouldn't hold any more ) Also there is a wagon along side with a man throwing sheaves or bundles into the feeder. This had to be done correctly, the heads had to go in first to thresh properly. Sometimes a sheaf would end up crossways in the feeder & this would plug the cylinder shutting down the operation. If you did it once you could rest for a few minutes, but if you did it to many times you sent packin. At the far left of the picture is the straw stack, it was built with a blower on the end of the threshing machine.
Second picture is a close up view of the feeding of the thresher.

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  1. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    love love !!!
  2. walksoftly walksoftly, 3 years ago
    Thanks Hunter & Mani, & thanks for the double love Mani
  3. michelleamieux michelleamieux, 3 years ago
    Though country work ids hard work, I sure loved doing it. This picture makes me very nostalgic for a time when we depended on crops for survival, and worked so hard, and , as I've said before, slept so well. "Green Acres is the place for me...", love these old shots. thank you, Mich
  4. walksoftly walksoftly, 3 years ago
    Thanks for the love & the nice comment Mich, glad to share.
  5. walksoftly walksoftly, 11 months ago
    Thanks for liking this one undreal.
  6. inky inky, 11 months ago
    That's whats going on around here at the moment..that is!.. till yesterday when we are feeling the now affect of a cyclone off the coast of... somewhere!...:-/
  7. walksoftly walksoftly, 11 months ago
    Ouch, that word doesn't bring anything good...:-/
    Thanks for loving this Inky.
  8. gargoylecollector gargoylecollector, 11 months ago
    How did I miss this???????????????
  9. walksoftly walksoftly, 11 months ago
    Lol Gar same way I do, thanks for the love.

    Thanks for the love Kerry.

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