Farm Collector

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By Staff

The threshing demonstration at the Saskatoon show depicts all
the stages of threshing. Here is the little machine that freed
mankind from the thousands of years of drudgery by threshing by the
flail. The date of the appearance of the spiked cylinder can be put
at approximately 1825. Around 1837 Pitts and others added a straw
shaker rack and a fan and the modern grain separator, if it can be
called modern any longer, was born. This is the only one of many
old time demonstrations to be seen at the Saskatoon show the first
week in July 1962.

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  • Published on May 1, 1962
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