When was steam threshing invented?
August 25, 2009 5:51 PM Subscribe
When did grain threshing become steam-powered?
posted by tnygard to society & culture (10 answers total)
I see that animal-powered threshing machines were first invented in 1784 by Andrew Meikle, but when did they become steam powered, and who was responsible for that shift? The images I see from the turn of the 20th century all show steam engines running the thresher, but I am wanting to pinpoint the shift. Thanks in advance for any insight!