For those who aren’t familiar, a threshing machine or “thresher” preceded the modern day combine. This machine was a steam powered model on display at The Manitoba Agricultural Museum in Austin. The museum houses the largest collection of vintage farm machinery in Canada, with over 500 implements and a large pioneer village. I sort of stumbled upon the museum while photographing the prairie harvest, and regrettably didn’t spend much time there. But, would certainly recommend a day trip for anyone interested in the history of farming on the Canadian Prairies.
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