Threshing In November

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Courtesy of Mr. Richard Rorvig, Rothsay, Minnesota Geo. Melby on the 80 HP Case with Emil Krog and I by the engine.
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Courtesy of Mr. Richard Rorvig, Rothsay, Minnesota This picture was taken while we were threshing on November 6, 1965.

Rothsay, Minnesota

We had about 10 acres of oats to thresh with my 80 HP Case and
40-62 Case Separator on November 6, 1965. The oats had been in the
shocks since about the first of August due to an excessive amount
of rain and we couldn’t get at it until November. We were all
surprised that it didn’t get hurt worse than it did. We had
some typical first day trouble but nothing more than we could
handle. It was the first time that I had used the engine since I
had restored it, so I guess I could expect to do some

I did a big restoration job as the tanks, coal bunkers hitch and
all were gone, beside a lot of other work. Those of you who have
restored engines know what it is and you also know the satisfaction
so I guess that is okay.

The shows here at Rollag and Dalton had bad weather and I really
mean bad. Kenneth Bratvold, George Melby and I went down to see
Martin Zimack at Ortonville, Minnesota. We watched him thresh with
his 25 HP Advance Rumely Universal and 32 inch Minneapolis
separator. He had beautiful weather for his threshing and we had a
good time.

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