Horse drawn threshing machine, circa 1880s. Being made of wood indicates that it is an early model of a thresher. The development of threshers was reliant on the availablity of power to run the machines. Horses pulled this machine to a field where it remained stationery and grain was put to it. Horses were the early power source to operate the thresher. By 1890 - 1930 horse pulled, portable steam engines became the thresher's power source. Gas powered tractors replaced both horses and the steam engines starting in 1930 and combines replaced the threshers by 1950.
Midway Village Museum
5" x 3.50"
“Threshing Season,” Midway Village Museum - Digital Collections, accessed June 12, 2021, https://midwayvillagemuseumdigitalcollections.omeka.net/items/show/3608.