I replaced the plug and Lauren Speaker of Midland helped us evaluate and correct the relief valve problem. In about 45 minutes we were back to threshing with the only damage being a burn to my arm from the hot water exposure while replacing the soft plug
Eight old-time steam threshermen were on hand for the afternoon threshing bee in August of 1967. From left are George Farven, 68, Pinconning; Percy Knight 74, Sterling; Glen Hooper, 61, Coleman; Elmer Deford, 87, Maple Ridge; John Sandula, 62, Beaverton;
Glen Erickson on the engine. ''Dad'' Earl Erickson on the separator checking the weight and counter. George Loppas from Twining, pitching and the other man with back to camera is unknown.