Delameter's Old Time Threshing Bee


| December/January 1985

  • George and Bill
    George and Bill at the tractor rest home rock in the Delameter front yard.
  • Calvin Fields
    2. Calvin Fields breaking the land open (note steel wheels, rubber spun out).
  • Crushing rock with size model steam engine
    3. Crushing rock with size model steam engine.
  • Threshing
    4. Threshing like it used to be done.
  • Threshing
    6. Part of the get-together fun they won in 13 seconds.
  • Threshing Bee
    7. An easier way to saw. All these people, engines, and activities could be seen at Delameter's Old Time Threshing Bee near Lee's Summit, Missouri, this past August. Look for news of next year's show.
  • Fordson pulling separator
    5.'Uncle' Bill Browning in 1930 Fordson pulling separator.
  • Titan
    2. George and grandson parade the Titan.
  • Motorcycle collection
    3. Harvey Jones on 1917 Indian from his motorcycle collection.
  • Antique tractors and cars
    Guests gather around antique tractors and cars at this year's show.
  • Titan on electronic scale
    1. Putting the Titan on electronic scale before pulling sled.
  • Threshing bee

  • Burr mill
    4. Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Haverfield and their stone burr mill.
  • Walking plows
    6. Why did they make left-handed walking plows? This question is always asked when you see one of these rare left handers at a show.
  • Black gumbo


  • George and Bill
  • Calvin Fields
  • Crushing rock with size model steam engine
  • Threshing
  • Threshing
  • Threshing Bee
  • Fordson pulling separator
  • Titan
  • Motorcycle collection
  • Antique tractors and cars
  • Titan on electronic scale
  • Threshing bee
  • Burr mill
  • Walking plows
  • Black gumbo

511 Graff Way Lee's Summit, Missouri 64063

Delameter's Old Time Threshing Bee was held north of Lee's Summit, Missouri, on August 24 and 25. Talk about a good host! If you are close by next year, come on in. George and Dorothy Delameter are as nice a farm host as you'll find anywhere.

George and Bill Browning's tractor rest home was the site of the 2nd annual Old Time Threshing Bee. Our record breaking wet August almost drowned it out, but it cleared enough to get it in.

George loves to show you some of his 35 or so collected tractors and old threshing machines and so the Delameter Threshing Bee was born last year.



George travels the Grain Belt Nebraska, the Dakotas and Wyoming servicing and repairing the head house scales in grain elevators when he is not restoring something old. He is ably assisted by his neighbor 'Uncle' Bill Browning, a retired carpenter/farmer, in his restoring work.

Between the two of them, they have restored 30 tractors and associated pieces of farm equipment and have another 30 or so in the process. Their pride this past winter was the 1920 Titan that they acquired in full dress rust and stuck up condition, and had running and in new paint for this show.



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