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    never saw one of these

    when I visited my wifes cousin in philly recently, she had this huge thing leaning against a wall.
    she has this thing for unusual stuff, has some stuff laying around her house that shes picked up around the world.(she was a news reporter/ photographer and worked in many countries over the past 25 years)
    she sublet an apartment in france a while ago, and when she went to get rent from the tenant when he was leaving, he didn't have enough money so he gave her some of the things he collected.
    This was one of them.
    At first, I thought it was some kind of torture device, as those little sharp rocks in there are really sharp.
    maybe an older surfboard for someone who likes to inflict injury on themselves?

    She told me it is from India, a rice thresher. OK, I learn something new every day.
    She might have said wheat, but Im sure she told me a rice thresher.

    just sharing.
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    hmm, neat. Now I know what a rice thrasher looks like
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    never would have quessed
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    So.... she thrashes a lot of rice in Philly?
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    shes with AP, she likes to collect things.
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    Looks like it is 'wheat'......$$$wheat looking that is see this
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    I'd guess the word is 'Thresher' not 'Thrasher'. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Threshing

    Thresher = Seperating the grain from the chaff.

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    Interesting peice. I wonder how the poor tenant threshed his rice after he let this thing go<--(just kidding--lol)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Cook View Post
    Looks like it is 'wheat'......$$$wheat looking that is see this
    That fellows description seems a bit off "They formerly were drug behind an oxen in the fields. The weight and the stones would be used to lay down the crops so that they could be cut by field workers using a sickle" - so first up that ain't threshing and I can't imagine any reason you'd want the wheat knocked down to cut it with a sickle - makes sense as a drag to knock the grain loose on the threshing floor once its been cut though.

    Managed to find a video of one in use, grain threshing starts around 10 minutes in:


    Not convinced it couldn't be used for rice since its just a very small improvement over simply having horses/oxen walk the grains off of the stalks.

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