Workhorse from the Past

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O my god we had one on the farm My father grad father used it back in a day I rember seeing it the shed

Bernie Ewing

Great shot Clifford - I echo the comments of Harold and Debra. But a flood of memories roll in: I once crawled through one of these trying to figure out how it all worked. Threshing machines like this had a companion - the 'binder' that cut the grain and bundled it into sheaves. I spent hours operating a binder in the hot late summer sun. Farmers would gather the sheaves, one at a time, and 'stook' them into neat pyramids, heads up into the sun to dry. Stooks are now a lost art form. Note the absence of any safety guards on the machine's pulleys. Many a finger or worse lost in these contraptions. Thank you for sharing. It's a great shot full of nostalgia for some of us.

Clifford Dupuis

Wow Bernie, thanks for all the info on this machine, they are something I am not familiar with having grown up in BC. Your input and comments are very much appreciated.

Debra Plett

Nicely composed Clifford, love the colour tones in this image.

Clifford Dupuis

Thanks you Debra

Clifford Dupuis

Thank you for your kind comments Harold

Harold Fleming

The contrast between nature and man-made objects certainly show up here, Clifford. The blue sky and snow add to that contrast. Age builds character and the wheels of time with a little bit of rust demonstrate that on this machine.

This work horse of the early days on the farms of Alberta now enjoys a restful retirement
Taken By
Clifford Dupuis
Taken On
May 1, 2021
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