OLD THRESHING MILL BUILT 1880 RESTORED 1908


| September/October 1970



Old Gas Engines

73 Wilson Ave. Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Courtesy of Malcolm E. Bird, 73 Wilson Ave., Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Leaving for Belleville, Ontario, Fair on August 20, 1969, with antique thresher and engines. I draw a trailer behind my car and take in several shows.

Malcolm Bird on the left and Antone Shupler on the right. Note the old wooden measures hand fed with an over shot cylinder made by Mathew Moody.

Built by Mathew Moody, Ltd., Terrebonne, Quebec, in 1880. A few were used in Quebec around the turn of the century, transported by wagon and sleigh. This is the only mill left as there were only four built in that year.

This old thresher, threshed in the Gatineau Valley (North of Hull) for many years, driven by a two horse tread machine. Capacity for one day was one hundred and fifty bushels. It has been restored by owner, Malcolm E. Bird of Toronto. Carpentry work was done by Antone Shupler, R. R. 5, Belleville, Ontario.

It is now driven by a 1920 6 hp. International kerosene engine, which owner Mr. Bird restored for this purpose. This engine was used in the Sudbury District for mining purposes.