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Broom Corn Thresher

A machine to strip the seeds from broom corn. The 38 inch diameter wooden drum has specially made 3 inch iron threshing spikes bolted to its outer surface. A hinged access door is located in the back. The 26 inch cast iron flywheel has a 3 1/2 inch flat pulley surface and 4 gracefully curved spokes. The machine can be run by hand or belt power. In use, the seed heads of bundles of broom corn are held against the rotating spikes. I use the machine for threshing rye to be used for thatching because only the heads enter the machine and the bundles of straw can be kept intact. The device threshes grain extremely well, with very little power required and no inclination to pull the straw into the machine. There is, of course, no separation of grain from chaff.

Price: SOLD - Buyer must pick up in Maryland.

Contact: Richard Van Vleck - Email: richard@americanartifacts.com

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