f/8 and Be There
Fred Lynch

Midweek Mystery: Wheat Harvest

Posted Wednesday, October 27, 2010, at 7:30 AM

Frony took this picture of a farmer working with a threshing machine.

We first thought it was a combine, but a tractor can be seen at the far right side.

The name and date are unknown.


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  • It looks like a thresher

    -- Posted by hollyshort on Wed, Oct 27, 2010, at 8:54 AM
  • Wish I could borrow one of those for the leaves in the yard.

    -- Posted by Kllrfsh on Wed, Oct 27, 2010, at 10:09 AM
  • HOLLYSHORT's right---that's a thresher. No need for a big-issue, now! But, it IS a thresher.(Combines/harvesters of the time were/are equally "strange"-machines!)

    As for a date? Late 40's/early 50's? Because, judging by it's size/construction---the tractor that's sitting beside it looks a lot more modern. However, we can't see what's actually powering the thresher.

    Ain't as "romantic" nowadays, is it?

    RICK: Yeah, but the fella on the ground is still in a better-spot than the one on top, eh???

    -- Posted by donknome-2 on Wed, Oct 27, 2010, at 12:32 PM
  • That gave me a flashback to John Prine's song, Ain't Hurtin' Nobody, where he has a line,

    "There's roosters laying chickens and chickens layin' eggs; Farm machinery eating people's arms and legs."

    -- Posted by ksteinhoff on Wed, Oct 27, 2010, at 4:31 PM