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Wood Bros. Humming Bird Thresher at the 2011 Rock River Thresheree

| 11/15/2011 10:21:00 AM

The Wood Bros. Humming Bird thresher is different. It features a progressive design – chain-and-paddle return elevator system, Farmers Friend straw blower (which automatically swings the blowing spout, allowing for larger piles of straw) – and it always draws a crowd.

Bill Vossler wrote about the circa 1910 Wood Bros. Humming Bird thresher that Orville Anderson purchased and restored in 1987 in the January 2012 issue of Farm Collector. The video below of a similar Wood Bros Humming Bird threshing oats at the 2011 Rock River Thresheree is owned by Richard Kuhlow. While not the exact thresher featured in Farm Collector, it gives an interesting glimpse at a thresher that did things a bit differently.


For more on Wood Bros. Humming Bird threshers, read Bill Vossler's feature from the January 2012 issue of Farm Collector.

Beth Beavers is the associate editor at Farm Collector and Gas Engine Magazine. Contact her by email at or find her on . 


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