Reader Contributions: Steam Threshing Pictures

Steam threshing hasn't disappeared, as the photos from this Quebecois reader attest.

| September 2001

  • steam threshing, September 2000
    Steam threshing in September 9, 2000, with three mills and three engines: two 17 HP Sawyer-Masseys and a 45 HP 1911 Case.
    Eric J. Campbell
  • steam threshing - complete threshing outfit
    A complete steam threshing outfit consisting of a 17 HP Sawyer-Massey engine, water wagon, and 22-32 Dion.
    Eric J. Campbell
  • steam threshing, Case engine
    Four men with a Case engine. From L to R: Elias Beiler, Tom Quinell leaning on the belt wheel, Orin Higgins with overalls, and Jack Hussey with striped shirt.
    Eric J. Campbell
  • steam threshing - wooden water wagon
    A new wooden water wagon, built in February 2000, modeled after a Sawyer-Massey wagon built in 1904.
    Eric J. Campbell
  • steam threshing in 1992
    Steam threshing in 1992 with a 1911 Case and a 45 HP on a 28-46 I.H.C. separator, and a 1896 Sawyer-Massey portable engine on a 22-38 I.H.C. separator.
    Photo: Eric J. Campbell
  • steam threshing in 1997
    Threshing oats on August 20,1997.
    Eric J. Campbell
  • steam threshing - 1895 Sawyer Massey traction engine
    Keith Miller from Eganville, Ontario, running an 1895 model L3 Sawyer-Massey traction engine.
    Eric J. Campbell

  • steam threshing, September 2000
  • steam threshing - complete threshing outfit
  • steam threshing, Case engine
  • steam threshing - wooden water wagon
  • steam threshing in 1992
  • steam threshing in 1997
  • steam threshing - 1895 Sawyer Massey traction engine

Eric J. Campbell of Shawville in Quebec, Canada generously sent us some pictures of steam threshing taken over the last few years, along with good commentary on each photo. He says:

'Picture #1 is threshing in 1992. That year was the biggest yield of oats I ever saw up here in this part of the country. We were getting ninety-five to one hundred bushels to the acre. We had two steam portables going, a 1911 Case and a 45 HP on a 28-46 I.H.C. separator, and a 1896 Sawyer-Massey portable engine on a 22-38 I.H.C. separator. We threshed 2,500 bushels that day, September 12,1992.

'Picture #2 was taken August 20,1997. We threshed 60 acres of oats that day, 3,500 bushels. We had three mills going all day long. Not a bad day's work.

'Picture #3 is Keith Miller from Eganville, Ontario, running the 1895 model L3, Sawyer-Massey traction engine. We had three engines and mills going all day long.



'Number 4 is a picture of threshing September 9, 2000, with three mills and three engines, two 17 HP Sawyer-Masseys and a 45 HP 1911 Case. The center mill is a Dion built at St. Teresse, Quebec, Canada, about 1949, a 22-32, the smallest they built. It's in excellent shape we never did much threshing with it and it's all restored and painted to look new.

'Picture #5 is another photo of the Case engine with three fellows from Pennsylvania who were up for the threshing. They are, left to right, Elias Beiler, from New Holland, Pennsylvania; Jack Hussey from New Holland, with striped shirt; Orin Higgins with overalls, also from New Holland; and Tom Quinell from Huntington, Quebec, leaning on the belt wheel. These look like Case men to me!



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