Steam threshing machine, 1860.

Image number: 10301029

Steam threshing machine, 1860.

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.

Image number:
10301029
Credit:
Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library
Date taken:
28 October 2003 11:33
Image rights:
Science Museum