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Old 08-21-2011, 10:25 PM
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Originally Posted by schnickelfritz View Post
Museums and Historical Villages are another example. There is an excavating company that has a pair of STEAM POWERED tractors...Holts or Bests, I believe, 15 minutes from me. In the fall they take one to the local 1900-era farm run by the county and hook it to a thresher and harvest as they did 100 years ago here.
That's very cool. At the last Perth Royal Show I attended I hung around a working display of steam engines and steam-powered antique farm machinery for ages. My poor wife had to humour me. They had a bunch of stapled leather belts running from fly wheels, providing motive power to all manner of old wrought iron machines. It was fascinating to watch.
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