The Old Time Threshers and Sawmill Operators, Inc.

| March/April 1971

  • Huber Engine
    The Huber belted up to the Birdsell Clover Huller. The 15 hp. Peerless belted up to the stationary baler.
  • Case Thresher
    An overall view of the threshing bee before the crowds got there. The 20 hp. Reeves belted up to the Case Thresher.

  • Huber Engine
  • Case Thresher

R. R. 13, Fort Wayne, Indiana

The Old Time Threshers and Sawmill Operators held its 20th annual Reunion in August 1970 on the Jim Whitbey Farm near Fort Wayne, Indiana. We had ideal weather throughout the five days of the show. We had an ample supply of logs for the sawmill which were furnished by Wally Liechty. The sawmill was operated by a very efficient Crew consisting of Frank, Newt Miller, Chas. Winebrenner of Ligonier, Ind. Maurice Lewallen, Larry and Denny Lewallen and Bill Cochrean. Engines used on the sawmill were Percy Sherman with his Russell, Frank Miller with his Nicholas Shepard.

There were 6 loads of wheat and 2 loads of oats to be threshed. The grain was grown on this farm and was shocked by John Arnold, Fort Wayne. An added attraction this year was the different methods of cutting grain in years gone by.

1.  1st was Harry Woodmansee using the cradle.

2.  2nd was Wilson Wells with his ponies pulling the reaper.

3.  3rd was Jim Whitbey pulling the binder with his tractor and Wally Liechty riding the binder.