- Item 9855 - 1926 McCormack Threshing Machine
- Contributed by Ste. Agathe Historical Society
- Item 9855
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This threshing machine is presently owned by the Ste. Agathe Historical Society at 534 Main Street in St. Agtha, Maine. This acqusition was made possible in June of 2000 by the following St. Agatha potato growers: Ronald B. Guerrette, Lucien Ayotte, Rodney Chamberland Farms, Maurice Ayotte, Roland P. Guerrette, Berce Potato and LaBrie Farms. Originally this machine was used to separate the oats from the stalk. Famers would bundle the oats into "stooks" and feed them into the threshing machine. The stalk would fly out through a stove pipe looking part of the machine and the oats would be deposited in barrels. Not every farmer owned this machine. It was more economical for farmers to bring their oats to the local farmer that owned such a machine.Show Details