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Wilbert, Carl F. / History of the town of Mequon
([ca. 1990?])

Method of harvesting and threshing of grain


to cut the bundles of grain and push them over to another
man who would then feet it into the separator.   This was
later done by knives in the separator and thus eliminated
one man. It took about three to four men to pitch the
grain from the mower on to the platform. It took two
men to carry the grain in bags to the grainary or elevator.
It took one man on the separator to handle the ladder
taking the straw to the straw stack where another man
shaped the stack. Together it took about thirteen men to
operate the whole threshing.


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