Threshing Machine

Threshing Machine. Illustrated London News. 1851. Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham.

This recently improved threshing machine, a "labour-saving agricultural machine," operated without the benefit of an engine, utilising a system of belts and a handcrank. It was capable of processing quickly a great quantity of pulse. "By means of a vibrating trough, the whole, as it drops from the threshing-drum and straw-shaker, is caught, and passed over a riddle, under which the blast is directed, thereby effectually separating the corn [i. e., wheat, barley, or oats], chaff, and pulse from each other" (p. 31).

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Illustrated London News (5 July 1851): 31.

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