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Harvest Tales - Rice County 04

Harvest stories submitted by Kansans for the online exhibit, Wheat People.
Submit your own at KansasMuseum@kshs.org.

John Stumps

Photos of Headers, Threshing Machines, and Early Combines

 

 

Push-binders near Bushton


Cutting wheat on the Stumps farm near the town of Bushton. Push-binders (pushed rather than pulled) could be used for either binding or heading.

Headers in Rice County


Three push-binders being used as headers.

Threshing wheat near Bushton


John Stumps threshing wheat near Bushton, 1918.

John Stumps threshing wheat


John Stumps threshing wheat near Bushton, 1918.

Case tractor and threshing machine


Stumps' Case tractor and threshing machine, 1920s.

Tractor-pulled combine


John Stumps' tractor-pulled Case combine, 1928, in final four photos.

Combine dumping wheat into truck


 

Working ground planted in wheat


Case tractor working ground on John Stumps' land


 

"Harvest Tales" is part of the online exhibit, Wheat People:  Celebrating Kansas Harvest.