8th Annual EAGAN Steam Threshing Bee

| July/August 1977

1511 Eglehart Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota 55104

September 11th and 12th, 1976 were busy days at the George H. Ohmann farm. The Eighth Annual Eagan Threshing Bee was in full progress and it was also threshing time at the Ohmann farm. A time when two settings of grain, well stacked by veteran farmer and thresher, George H. Ohmann, Sr., would fall a victim to one or both of the 36 inch threshing machines equipped with wing feeders.

Lumber sawing was in progress both days with Reuben Boettcher running George H. Ohman Jr's. 30 HP Minneapolis and Jim Mollenhauer with Mr. Ohmann's 50 HP Case furnishing the power. The large supply of logs kept the saw busy most of the time both days of the show.

Karl Marquart sawed shingles. He is the owner of a large collection of small gas engines along with several gas and oil tractors. One of these is a 45 HP IHC Mogul of which he is quite proud.

Lathe sawing and feed grinding were demonstrated. Steam engines used to operate the threshing machines were the 65 HP Case owned and operated by Ted Knack; an 18 HP Advance Rumely operated by owner, Vic Wenzel of Rosemount, Minnesota and George H. Ohmann Jr's. 5 HP Case operated by Jim Mollenhauer.

Heading the gas tractor list, and also taking its turn on the 36 inch cylinder threshers, was George H. Ohmann Sr's. 30-60 Aultman and Taylor gas tractor. This engine is in perfect shape, and needless to say, it is Mr. Ohmann's pride and joy.


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