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Horse Drawn Equipment Old iron designed for the purpose of hitching up to a horse or a team. This old iron machinery may be used or demonstrated while hooked to an old iron tractor too.

Horse Drawn Equipment

Marsh Harvester

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Old 11-10-2018, 12:41:07 PM
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Marsh Harvester on display at Stonefield Museum in Cassville, Wi. Part of the Wisconsin Historical Society sites. Needing a little TLC but fortunately, still exists. Does anyone know of any other Marsh machines preserved elsewhere. Being the basis for the grain binders that followed, a very historic machine.
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First one I've seen. Can't imagine 2 men could bind bundles fast enough to keep up.
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Nice machine. I don't see any kind of a spindle or spike to hold a ball of twine. I assume (yeah) that they used a twist of the grain stalk to form the tie around the bundle. My mother showed me how to do that in the early fifties. After a few she was darned quick at it. With a dozen siblings to help they harvested in the Hawks Nest area of North Dakota. I don't know when they bought their first binder but they did many acres with scythes in the late 1890's, before she was born.

God bless.
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Not sure how this fits in but henty is considered the home of the header in australia, the machine cut and threshed the crop.

I doubt if the two people would have known each other being so far away.
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