Letters to the Editor

In response to the question about the unusual threshing machine
photo, it is a Sageng Threshing Machine, produced by the Sageng
Threshing Machine Co., St. Paul, Minn.

The company began in 1908. By 1909, there was a sales
representative in Dell Rapids, S.D., according to Dell Rapids
business records. The Norwegian-American Historical Association’s
archives in Northfield, Minn., contain brochures for the threshing
machine, and the Minnesota Historical Society may have additional
information. C.H. Wendel’s book Encyclopedia of American Farm
Implements & Antiques
(page 352) has an illustration of
the threshing machine and some information on it.

– Dawn Stephens, curator
South Dakota State
Agricultural Heritage Museum
Box 601, SDSU
Brookings, SD 57007

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