| January/February 1961

Engine was a 16 hp and Separator was 28 x 54 Huber with the first mechanical Feeder Granddad had. The company came to our place and installed the feeder for him in the fall and after New Years they went west of Huron and threshed a job to try out the new feeder, going some 5 or 6 miles.

Note feeder table folded up over the top. Old Ben (off horse on water wagon) would kick it out of shape every time he was hooked to the Separator. After Old Ben passed on it was folded under again as it was quite a strain to put it over the top. Granddad and three sons, Art (my father), Fred and George operated threshing machinery for 55 years until 1915 when Dad sold the Rig and bought a 1916 Olds which he drove 11 years. When gas went up to 11 cents a gallon, Dad laid the car up as it cost too much to run.

I have a written testimonial from Granddad (John F. Rhinemiller) to Huber Mfg. Co., Marion, Ohio, as to the merits of their machines. This was cut out of a Huber Catalogue but do not know the year. If anyone has a Huber Catalogue with this in it, I would appreciate hearing from them so I could buy a catalogue or a copy of one.