This old steam powered tractor looks good and operates very quietly when running at full power.
Threashing with Steam
This old steam tractor was running the threashing machine to get the oats off of the shocks that were brought in from the field. Notice the piston moving in the upper right corner
I even remember helping Dad shell corn like they are doing here. The only thing different is that we had to worry about rats coming out and running up our pant legs if we didn't have a twine string tied around our pant legs.
Harvesting Potatoes with Horses
The horses just pulled the potatoes plow past to get the potatoes on top. Everyone got a small bag and were able to fill the bag with fresh potoatoes.
2013Albert City ThreshermenFarmingIowaOld TIme FarmingPicture of IowaMLD7523560Combine