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Can you identify this piece of farm equipment?

Jim Ware
Steam engine

Steam engine in a farm field near Clinton, Sampson County. (Submitted photo by Woody Barker)

Woody Barker said he screeched to a halt while driving through Sampson County when he spotted this rusting steam engine sitting in a field.

Barker brought a photo of the engine, apparently some sort of farm equipment, to MyReporter.com in hopes somebody would be able to identify it and its purpose.

If you know what this equipment is and what it was used for, please leave comments below.

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3 Responses to “ Can you identify this piece of farm equipment?”

  1. On September 23, 2010 at 7:55 pm Michael Evenson wrote:

    This is an old time steam engine, used back in the day to power saw mills, thrashers and tools of the sort.
    They were drawn by horse to the location where it was needed.

  2. On September 23, 2010 at 8:05 pm Phil Bernard wrote:

    That is a stationery steam engine which could be moved on its wheels from field to field or to another farm. It was a power plant used to drive a wheat thresher or possibly a corn sheller. It could be used to drive almost any kind of farm machinery. Its vintage is late 1800’s to early 1900’s.

  3. On September 23, 2010 at 8:18 pm Jim Ware wrote:

    Thanks, Michael and Phil, for the help.

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