Men working threshing corn into hay using a steam traction engine - a Burrell 7 NHP single crank compound engine with Crayton and Shuttleworth 4'6" threshing machine, belonging to James Penfold Ltd. Farmer Henry Tupper is standing by the smokebox. Wheel and driving belt. ImageDate 1948
33. OLD THRESHING MILL his scene was photographed at Masterfield farm. A long belt from the traction engine, creating great potential for accidents if a worker got carelessly near it or if it broke, powered the mill itself into which the sheaves of grain were pitchforked.
Mr. R Whipps, of Ipswich, sent in this picture. He said: Mr. R Whipps, of Ipswich, sent in this picture. He said: "This is a photo of Mr Harold Whipps (my uncle) standing on his Ruston & Proctor traction engine, which was threshing some wheat or barley on Mr Feveayear's farm at Wingfield i in 1972.