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May Brothers Patent 1886 grain stripper harvester

May Brothers Patent 1886 grain stripper harvester

Object type
Stripper harvesters

Object number
1988.0095.0001

Description
May Brothers Patent 1886 horse-drawn grain stripper ground wheel drive. It has a pick-up comb, followed by a belt-driven paddle type thresher drum, a de-husker plate immediately under the the thresher drum, a shute to a large galvanised metal storage bin, and a dust vent. A driver's seat is on an arm behind the single spoked-metal steering wheel at the front of the harvester, and a similar wheel is attached to both ends of the axle under the storage bin towards the rear. There are remnant traces of yellow paint on some of the galvanised components.

Collection name
Ingrid Davis collection

Manufacturer
May Brothers

Place made
Gawler, South Australia, Australia

Date made
1886 - 1900

Associated place
Gundaroo, New South Wales, Australia
Bowylie Station

Associated period
1900 - 1930
Approximate

Materials
Iron, Galvanised steel, Wood, Leather, Paint - non specific

Dimensions
Length: 3800mm
Width: 2600mm
Height: 2150mm



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