Restoring a Wooden McCormick Deering Threshing Machine

Friends team up to breathe new life into a 1923 McCormick Deering threshing machine.

Most of the thresher’s history is unknown, but Jim does have documentation showing that Edward Schier bought it in the early 1940s and used it on his farm near McMillan, Wis., until 1956.
Photo by Leslie C. McManus