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48   THE PIONEERS OF OLD ONTARIO

"Quite early in my time a wooden horse-rake was developed. When the rake was full, it could be revolved on its axle and the rakings dumped. The same implement was used in pulling peas. One man thought he would improve on this and

built a steel rake of the

r,,f   same pattern; but, when

this was used in pea har-

N.\'\`   vesting, almost as much

SICKLE   HARVESTING WITH CRADLE

 

grain was threshed out as was gathered in the pods.

"The first threshing-machine in the neighbour-hood consisted of little more than a cylinder, and the threshed straw had to be raked away by

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