Steam powered threshing machine near Watertown

This steam powered threshing machine, with an engine that burned soft coal,  was used to thresh oats (separate grain from chaff). This one is being operated by a man and woman: woman is near John Deere tractor filling bags with processed oats; man is feeding bundles of oats into the thresher. Circa 1940-1950. Watertown, NY area. Photo taken by Watertown Daily Times staff photographer.

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