| November/December 1952

  • 10 hp Advance Separator
    A 10 hp Advance and a 30-60 N and S Separator. John Buyes of R.D. 2, Plymouth, Mich., is on the platform. Picture was taken in1898. Courtesy of Lee Fisher, Box41, Northville, Mich.
    Lee Fisher

  • 10 hp Advance Separator

R. D. 1, Canal Fulton, Ohio

In the Sept.-Oct. issue we asked if anyone knew of the story of the feeder who threw a boy into the thresher. In 1848 the thresher would not be very extensive. It might have been anything from a Groundhog to a hand fed and drag stacker machine. Note that the original story stated that the man was hanged to the straw carrier while in this story he was hanged to a beam of the barn. In a 104 years the story would naturally have some twists. Ed.

I am writing in answer to a question on page 2 of the Sept-Oct. issue of the ALBUM, asking if anyone knew of a case in the 1880-85's when a feeder, cut by a boy band cutter, threw the boy into the separator, and then the crew hanged the feeder to the beam in the barn.

I can give you some history concerning this tragedy, for it is true.

I live two and a half miles northeast of the cemetery where the man is buried. It is Clover Hill Cemetery and stands on a small hill about one acre in size. It is on the east side of Stark and Wayne County road. This is four miles south of Warwick, Ohio, Many people come to see the dragon on the stone.

The grave is under a large evergreen tree and there are locust trees growing over the marble slab that marks the grave. It could be seen from the road, until the brush became so thick.