The Buckeye Steam Threshers held a Threshing Party on the Elmer
Egbert farm 4 miles northwest of Anna, Ohio, on September 19, 1959,
with good attendance from Ohio and surrounding states.
The forenoon was spent buzzing wood and sawing logs with large
The logs were pulled in the mill by an ox-team owned by Roy
Craig of Portland, Indiana. The afternoon was spent threshing,
baling, sawing and plowing.
The oldest type of thresher used was a chaff piler built in
about 1850. The next oldest thresher used was a hand feed Webb
stacker, built in the early 1900’s.
A picnic lunch was held at noon. Everyone enjoyed themselves and
are looking forward to the next one.
The Sixth Annual Old Steam Threshing Bee was held on the Harry
Landwehr Farm 3 miles west of Waukomis, Oklahoma, on the 3rd day of
August 1959. It was by far the largest attendance yet. There were
people from as far away as 800 miles.
Threshing was done with a 1917 65 hp Case and a 1913 44′
Port Huron Separator. The water wagon with a team of horses hauled
the water and bundle racks were also used in hauling in the grain
by teams. Meals for the crew were cooked in an old fashioned cook
The whole affair was done like it was back in ‘the good old
days gone by’. Harry Landwehr is planning a bigger and better
threshing bee for this year.