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Threshing was hot, dusty job

July 22, 2011
By JOHN PARKER , Tribune Chronicle |

Sometimes I can still hear the "putt-putt-putt" of the big old Eagle tractor that Dad had when I was growing up. It had a two-cylinder engine and had to be started by spinning the big fly wheel. It was started on gasoline put in "pet cocks" on both sides of the engine. When it was going smoothly, Dad would switch it over to run on kerosene.



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