Model (scale 1:4), of double blast steam powered threshing machine, with two removable mahogany side panels, to reveal the inner workings

1850-1860 in England
Hailstone, Mr.

Model (scale 1:4), of double blast steam powered threshing machine, by Mr Hailstone, England, 1860-1880

Model (scale 1:4). This model represents a double-blast threshing machine made in 1860 by Wallis, Haslam and Steevens. The machine was designed to be powered by a portable steam engine or, as the 19th century progressed, more often by an agricultural steam traction engine. Unlike earlier barn based-threshing machinery these threshers were mobile and were usually moved from job to job, either by horse power or, later, by the traction engine itself.

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Agricultural Engineering
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threshing engines
W. G. Hailstone

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