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Grain Threshing Machine, 1920s


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Item Type:
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Description:
This grain threshing machine was on the farm of the Smith family sometime in about the early 1920s. Most farmers would not have purchased their own thresher but arranged with the owner to come in turn to their farm. The man near the rear of the machine is likely Arthur Albert Smith. The Smith farm was possibly the owner of this thresher.

This thresher has distinctive wood ornamentation which identified the manufacturer. Later models had less decoration and those were tin.

This machine would have been accompanied by a steam engine, likely also horse-drawn. The steam engine was kept away from the thresher and grain to ensure sparks would not start a fire. On the thresher, behind the man in front, the long belt which connected the thresher to the steam engine is coiled.
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Local identifier:
TTLVP000256
Collection:
Trafalgar Township Historical Society
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.43341 Longitude: -79.78293
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Grain Threshing Machine, 1920s
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Trafalgar Township Historical Society Sponsor: Jeff Knoll, Local & Regional Councillor for Oakville Ward 5 – Town of Oakville/Regional Municipality of Halton
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Grain Threshing Machine, 1920s


This grain threshing machine was on the farm of the Smith family sometime in about the early 1920s. Most farmers would not have purchased their own thresher but arranged with the owner to come in turn to their farm. The man near the rear of the machine is likely Arthur Albert Smith. The Smith farm was possibly the owner of this thresher.

This thresher has distinctive wood ornamentation which identified the manufacturer. Later models had less decoration and those were tin.

This machine would have been accompanied by a steam engine, likely also horse-drawn. The steam engine was kept away from the thresher and grain to ensure sparks would not start a fire. On the thresher, behind the man in front, the long belt which connected the thresher to the steam engine is coiled.