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Argyle District, Manitoba

 
The thrashing machine, or, in modern spelling, threshing machine (or simply thresher), was a machine first invented by Scottish mechanical engineer Andrew Meikle for use in agriculture. It was invented (c.1784) for the separation of grain from stalks and husks. For thousands of years, grain was separated by hand with flails,


 
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Break for the Field Worders, circa 1900-1915

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Thrashing
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"Thrashing at Grund, Manitoba, CA - Blowing the straw into the hay mow"

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Thrashing at Grund. Hmm, thought it was Threshing
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