1940s Style Grain Threshing With Steam

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Imagine, if you will, the 1940s, especially the war years, farming was an essential business activity. Rationing was the rule of the day. So what better way would there be to process grain bundles into merchantable grain than with available period equipment. In this instance, a 1911 36 x 58 inch Case separator powered by as 1915 steam traction engine. The separator is fitted with Garden City feeder and grain weighing/counting equipment. Ignoring a few modern vehicles and some non-period clothing, the subjects of this video could easily have been seen in the 1940s. Requiring no refined fuels, steam power still proves its usefulness. Net take from the day was about 200 bushels of oats.

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