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 Threshing Machines
Threshing machines, designed for rapidly removing the husks from grain, were such an advance that soon many farms had them.
A poor woman being employed to work on a threshing machine had her clothing caught in the machinery and one of her legs was drawn in and dreadfully mangled, amputation was resorted to and hopes are entertained about her recovery, she was aged about 68 years.
He was working with the threshing machine moving straw from the elevator when his head came in contact with one of the spikes on the elevator, tearing open his cheek from temple to chin.
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 Implements Used on the Farm: Threshing Machine (Northern Great Plains)
The threshing process, where grain was removed from the stalks, was accomplished through the use of a threshing machine.
The separated grain fell to the bottom of the threshing machine, while chaff and dust was removed by a fan as it descended.
At the rear of the threshing machine, after the straw had passed over the straw walkers, it was deposited in a fan housing which propelled the straw through the blower and into the straw stack.
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 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
At the threshing machine, the crop passes through the threshing machine to separate the seeds or grain from the stems and chaff.
A harvesting machine according to claim 18 and further comprising a separator connected to receive the plant cuttings from the impeller, said separator functioning to separate the plant product from the remnant parts of the plant cuttings, and wherein the separator is mounted on a pack which can be carried by a person.
A harvesting machine according to claim 27 and further defined by a said vacuum generator and said thresher being at least partially provided in the form of an impeller which generates a vacuum and engages the plant cuttings to perform a threshing operation.
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The combine cut, threshed and separated the grain from the straw all in one operation with only two men, one to operate the machine and the other to haul the grain to the granary.
The machine was shaking and groaning as bundles of grain were fed in one end and the straw was blown out the other.
Then the wagon was too far away from the machine, or the machine was not close enough to the wagon, so the bundles had to be thrown.
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 Threshing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Threshing is the process of beating cereal plants in order to separate the seeds or grains from the straw.
Threshing is one of the many tasks a combine harvester performs, along with harvesting the plant and cleaning the grains.
In some places, it is common to see plants spread along the surface of country roads so the grain may be threshed by the wheels of passing vehicles.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Threshing   (130 words)

 Encyclopedia: Threshing machine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Concurrently and after the threshing machine was started, a team of workers called "bundle haulers" went out into the field and loaded shocks onto a horse-drawn wagon.
Soon the threshing machine was started, and men standing on top of the wagon pitched down the grain bundles into the threshing machine's bundle feeder.
The incompletely threshed grain is returned to the cylinder by means of a system of conveyers, where the process repeats.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Threshing-machine   (995 words)

 Class 460: CROP THRESHING OR SEPARATING / U.S. Patent Classification Definitions
Subject matter in which the threshing apparatus includes means for: (a) sensing a characteristic of the thresher or a characteristic that is external to the thresher but related to its use, and; (b) performing an action by at least one of the operating assemblages thereof, which action is a direct result of such sensing.
A common form of corn combine machine employs at least a pair of snapping and husking rolls which rotate in opposite angular directions on parallel axes and are spaced apart a distance which is sufficient to admit the corn ear.
Subject matter having means adapted to be attached to some portion of the threshing machine in such a position as to catch the grains which are shelled out during the threshing operation and which would otherwise be lost.
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 Threshing in Mid-America
He had a half interest in another machine about two counties south, so when we were through, he took me down there to find out what made the Case separator rock back and forth and the grain pan stand still.
The machine had a fan to clean the kafir corn and an elevator to put the cleaned seed in a wagon.
Further threshing occurs by rubbing action as the grain moves faster and passes through a small space next to the cylinder.
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 Early 20th Century Farming Practices - Usher; CampSilos: The History Center Excursion
The cradle on the side of the machine had the capacity to hold several bundles that were then dumped in one spot by the operator.
Threshing was also done in the late summer or fall when it was often hot and humid.
A threshing machine separated the kernels of the barley or oat plant from the stalk.
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 Pic of the Month
When the threshing was done, the farm family knew what kind of yield their labor produced, and whether it would be a lean or prosperous year.
Threshing is the process of knocking the grain off the straw, and by the late 1880s implied separating the grain from the chaff.
World War II contributed to the end of threshing machines, as farmers converted to tractor farming, and the scarcity of farm workers promoted the labor-saving combine, and the end of the threshing crew.
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 Rotor access module - Patent 4249543
In a crop harvesting and threshing machine of the type utilizing axial flow threshing and separation, there is provided an access unit to the threshing and separating apparatus which is removably insertable through the side of the harvesting and threshing machine into the rotor casing.
Conventional combines pass the crop material to be threshed between a rotary cylinder and a stationary concave in a direction that is normal to the axis of the rotating cylinder and parallel with the longitudinal axis of the combine frame.
Since the threshing concave and cylinder extends transversely across the width of a conventional combine, access at one particular relatively narrow point in either side or both sides of the combine permits servicing of the entire width of the concave and threshing cylinder.
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 Carroll County Times Article for 12 August 1990   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The threshing machine site had to be perfectly level, so holes were dug to make sure that the machine could be set up on the ground out by the barnyard.
A continuous belt ran from the steam engine to the threshing machine, and it was necessary to keep sparks away from the straw.
And at night, there were the sounds of summer and the “puff-puff-puff” of the threshing machine as it moved from farm to farm.
www.carr.org /hscc/research/yesteryears/cct1990/900812.htm   (854 words)

 Wilmer Thiessen - Hesston College Panel of Elders   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
During the early part of the summer we had been rebuilding the threshing machine, and we had built a new hay rack.
Sparrows live in the machine when it is not in use, so from the sparrows we become victims of their discomfort.
As the machine tender, I had to rush back to the threshing machine to refill all the grease cups, and to generally check all the mechanical apparatus.
www.hesston.edu /Academic/faculty/dwightr/SOC203/Elders/WThies.htm   (3182 words)

 WER: Hamlin Garland [2]
Case or a "Buffalo Pits" separator, and was moved by five pairs of horses attached to a power staked to the ground, round which they travelled to the left, pulling at the ends of long levers or sweeps.
The power was planted some rods away from the machine, to which the force was carried by means of "tumbling rods," with "knuckle joints." The driver stood upon a platform above the huge, savage, cog-wheels round which the horses moved, and he was a great figure in the eyes of the boys.
There were always three men who went with the machine and were properly "the threshers." One acted as driver; the others were respectively "feeder" and "tender"; one of them fed the grain into the rolling cylinder, while the other, oil-can in hand, "tended" the separator.
www.library.wisc.edu /etext/WIReader/WER0051-2.html   (1216 words)

 threshing. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
In both cases the straw was raked away and then the mixture of grain and chaff was winnowed, i.e., tossed into or poured through a current of air so that the light chaff was blown away from the heavier grain.
Another toothed drum raked away the loose straw and pushed the remaining chaff and grain through a sieve onto a series of rollers that further separated the chaff from the grain in preparation for winnowing.
The principle of Meikle’s machine has been retained in all threshing machines up to and including the modern self-propelled combines.
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 Threshing Machine, Southern Alberta, 1988   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The purpose of this machine was to separate the grain from the straw.
When the grain was ready, the stooks were tossed onto horse drawn wagons and hauled to the threshing machine.
The threshed grain went into a grain wagon and the straw went out a large pipe to form a straw pile.
arthp.com /galprairie/thresher.html   (274 words)

 Threshing (Pg 4); shelby county ohio historical society
A job he shared with the separator man. Most of the straw from threshing was stacked out side, and if there were a lot of straw and the farmer wanted it all in one big stack, it took a lot of doing to get that.
The blower pipe on a threshing machine was we'll say fourteen feet long, then it could be telescoped out perhaps twenty...twenty two feet.
There was a mechanism on the machine that could be engaged to move it from side to side, also up and down.
www.shelbycountyhistory.org /schs/archives/agriculture/threshingagrp4A.htm   (560 words)

 Western People: Threshing machine is still separating oats from straw   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
THE swish and the hum of a threshing machine, at its ancient work separating oats from straw, reverberated around the quiet rural landscape of Cloghans, near Ballina, last week.
His daughter, Mary Barrett says he got a special kerosene allowance for the machine during the war years when rationing was in force.
The machine, and all the activity about it, had a special attraction for children.
www.westernpeople.ie /news/story.asp?j=5199   (360 words)

 Canada Science and Technology Museum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Despite manufacturers’ assurances that their machines were made with the finest kiln-dried hardwood, and that a regular tightening of bolts would suffice, a threshing machine operating at full speed would have been subject to incredible strain.
Threshing machines had finally reached the pinnacle of their technological evolution.
The threshing machine shown in cutaway in Advance-Rumely’s 1918 catalogue was the epitome of technological development, with every available labour-saving attachment.
www.sciencetech.technomuses.ca /English/collection/threshing8.cfm   (253 words)

It was found that plaintiff's property was destroyed by a fire resulting from the operation of a threshing machine controlled and operated by the Department of Indian Affairs under the direction of defendant.
The defendant, being the person having charge of the management and operation of the machinery in question, was charged with the responsibility of seeing that the statutory conditions respecting its operation were com- plied with, and not having done so, and such failure having been the cause of the damage, he was liable therefor.
The authorising of threshing operations with this engine, without first seeing that it complied With the statutory requirements, was, in my opinion, personal negligence on the part of the de- fendant and a breach of the duty cast upon him by law, for which he is liable.
library.usask.ca /native/cnlc/vol04/045.html   (1803 words)

 1920s Machines - Harvesting Wheat
Then later all the neighbors would gather with a huge threshing machine that would separate the wheat kernels from the straw stalks.
Older boys loaded bundles of wheat into the threshing cylinder and piled up straw that was used later for livestock bedding and to stuff mattresses.
The man that run that, if you happened to be threshing at your place, he'd come before breakfast, and he would fire up that steam engine so he'd get enough steam so he could run that day.
www.livinghistoryfarm.org /farminginthe20s/machines_06.htm   (532 words)

 Binder - TheBestLinks.com - Wheat, Threshing machine, Oats, Canvas, ...
The reaper-binder or binder was a farm implement that improved upon the reaper.
With the replacement of the threshing machine by the combine, the reaper became obsolete.
With other grain crops such as wheat, the grain is now cut and threshed by a combine in a single operation.
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 Harvest Tales, Kansas State Historical Society
I helped my uncle milk cows that morning and got to the neighbor's threshing outfit too late to be the first one to the threshing machine that day I found out it was a "no no," and I was the butt of innumerable jokes.
As I was driving out of the field onto the road which led to the threshing machine, I turned the team too sharply and the rear wheel went off the culvert, turning the wagon over some and the top half of my bundles went into the ditch.
I experience the last of the binder, threshing machine years and I was in on the beginning of the small all-crop combines.
www.kshs.org /exhibits/wheat/harvestales/southcent/socolof1.htm   (490 words)

 The Northern Great Plains: Farm Machinery Companies
As a result, an entirely new line of lightweight tractors was engineered, supplemented by a new line of threshing machines and farm trucks.
The Minneapolis Threshing Machine Company (MTM Co.) was founded in Hopkins, Minnesota, by John S. McDonald as an outgrowth of the former Fond du Lac Threshing Machine Company.
Originally, the new company was named the Transit Thresher Company, which reflected the notion of Lyons to eliminate bundle wagons by moving the tractor and threshing machine around the field to the grain shocks.
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 Iran - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Iran   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
A threshing machine being used to separate grain from chaff at a small farm close to Esfahan, Iran.
In the near-desert conditions of central Iran, irrigation is required to grow crops and fertile land is scarce.
Agricultural holdings are small and machines such as the combine harvester, which would thresh as well as cut the grain, are very uncommon.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Iran   (2743 words)

 MSN Encarta - Search Results - threshing machine
Threshing, beating of wheat plant to remove the grain.
Machine, simple device that affects the force, or effort, needed to do a certain amount of work.
Machines can make a tough job seem easier by...
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He alleged that the consideration therefor was a sale of the combine threshing machine to him under a regular warranty, and he alleged a breach of that warranty.
After a demand upon the defendant for the possession of the machine, the present action was instituted.
The machine was warranted by the plaintiff to W. Freeman, but there is nothing in this record that shows any intention on the part of the plaintiff to warrant the machine to this defendant when it was sold to him by W. Freeman.
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 Homesteading Today - Threshing machine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Threshing machines have gotten sort of pricey due to collectors, and you'd need a grain binder, you'd need to shock the bundles, haul them in to the threshing machine.
The operator stands behind machine, lays a bundle of grain over rail so grain heads are stripped off by wire loops on rotating drum, The treadle cranks a gear box to rotate drum at around 450 rpm for wheat and half that speed for beams.
The grain and hulls fall on a tarp spread in front of the machine and must then be windrowed by hand or with a fanning mill.
www.homesteadingtoday.com /vb/showthread.php?t=92683   (1908 words)

 Read about Threshing machine at WorldVillage Encyclopedia. Research Threshing machine and learn about Threshing machine ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
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The thrashing machine, or, in modern spelling, threshing machine, was a machine invented by
combines) operate on the same principles and use the same components as the original threshing machines built in the 19th century.
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