Friday, August 16, 2019

Weekend Steam: Threshing At Pinckneyville

We shot this video a few years ago. This Advance steam engine was pulling a thresher with a Garden City feeder, so it can be fed from two bundle wagons.  The belt was set up a bit loose, it slipped, and the thresher choked up.  Panels were pulled off the thresher to clear it, and it blew chunks when they started up again.

1 comment:

John in Philly said...

My wife and I were watching the threshing at Rough and Tumble Engineers Museum, and their setup included a bailer on the thresher.
That added a bunch more moving things that looked capable of ripping off body parts.

I noticed that the guy stoking the fire is wearing a cell phone on his belt. Quite a range of technology visible in that one scene.