Thrashing-time near Sardis, Ohio The Thrashing Machine

 

This metal monster of belts, shakers, fans and flails could hungrily digest an entire field of shocked wheat or rye or oats in just a few hours. Keeping it fed took a crew of several hard-working men and women. The women usually undertook the difficult job of providing food and water to the thrashing crew.

 

This photo taken were taken at the Homer Jones farm on Calico Ridge, Jackson Twp. in the Summer of 1952

 

To see other Thrashing-time pictures, click below:

Thrashing Rig

Thrashing Machine

Setting up for Thrashing

Washing for Dinner

Dinner on the Lawn

Break Time

 

 

 

 

Provided by Dorothy Bayes

 

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