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Perry County Fairgrounds

A beautiful shot taken at the Twelfth Annual American Thresher men Agriculture Power Show at the Perry County Fairgrounds in Pinckneyville, Illinois in August 1971. Quite a few ''beauties'' there wouldn't you say?

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This engine threshed and pulled a sawmill in and around Ewing, Kentucky. Clayton Clarke, owner is at the smoke box. The three little girls are unknown. E. D. Pyles and his niece and nephews. This engine was traded on a new Oil pull 25-45 tractor and a new separator around 1927. I helped him move this outfit from Ewing to south of Paris, Kentucky, where I helped thresh that season. If anyone knows anything about this outfit I would like to hear from you.

The 36 x 60 would thrash about 150 bushels per hour and use 4 gallons of fuel per hour.

Henry is pitching bundles in the feeder, Chris Nelson at center and his son, John, in the cab.

The flywheel a-lone weighs 1,100 Ib. The 30-60's were first made in 1907 at Charles City, Iowa with 2 cyl. oil-cooled engine each cylinder with independent speed control. No throttle was used. This tractor is owned by Robert Olson of Squaw Gap area near Sidney, Mt. and has been restored by the Northeastern Montana Threshers and Antique Association. Merle Krogedal of Froid is at the wheel, the late Ted Sorenson of Crane on the shift lever and Harlow Strandlund, mechanic of Homestead on the ground. All are Association members from three Montana communities. They are 'powering up' the old Hart Parr for the annual Threshing Bee and Antique Show Parade. This year's show will be held Sept. 25 and 26 at Culbertson, Montana.

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