Courtesy of Robert Koenig, Chase burg, Wisconsin. This is the pan they use to put dirt around it and turn the steam on to kill the weeds and it warms the ground up so when the tobacco seeds are sprouted, they seed them in and put the cover over to keep th
A photo of the thresher my brother and I operated for over 20 years at East Aurora, New York. Our route extended over the. better part of four townships. It was first operated by a large 4 cylinder cross-motor Case which was traded for a W-6 McCormack-Deering, a very fast and good tractor. The separator wore out 3 tractors and is at present running on another route farther south where its too hilly for combines. We also had a Int. Harvester baler and corn shredder plus a large silo filler. Before I ran with my brother for ourselves I worked for another man who had a 4-5 Int. Kerosene Mogul. I have never owned a steam outfit though when I was a boy they were all we had around here and I always liked them very much. I belong to the New York State Steam Engine Assn., and attended their first show.