Story of Farming

Early Farm Plows

Early Farm Implements

Early Farm Power

Early Farm Tractors

John Deer Tractors

Farm All Tractors

Steam and Other Tractors

Modern Tractors

Modern Implements

Food Production Data

History of Farm and Cities



  Threshing Machines


In 1786, Scotsman Andrew Meikle invented a threshing machine.  The early machines were powered by horse or later by steam engines.  

Early Threshing Machine
Threshing Machine



Many of them were stationary.  The threshing machines did four different tasks.  It removed grain, separated the grain from the cob or husk, cleaned the grain, and then gathered it or stacked it. (24F)  The threshing machine was never widely purchased by small farmers.  They were very large and often too expensive for the average farmer.  Often they were used in custom operation going from farm to farm.



 Later these threshing machines were combined with reapers and became known as combines.  




Story of Farming
  |  Auto Plow  |  Cultivators  | Planting  |  Reaping |  Threshing
Threshing Machines |  Combines   | Steam Engines
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