Documents of a meeting of the proprietors of the New York patent thrashing machine purchases
Documents of a meeting of the proprietors of the New York patent thrashing machine purchases

Documents of a meeting of the proprietors of the New York patent thrashing machine purchases

Somerset, Maine: East Pond Plantation, 1837. Interesting documents from 19th-century Maine chronicling the mechanization of farming. The documents concern a group of farmers from East Pond, Maine who purchased a thrashing machine for $80, in addition to some other equipment. Originally invented in Scotland in 1784, threshing machines began to be patented in the United States around 1812. 1) Oct. & Nov. 1837, 1838 (16" x 7½"). Account of wheat, etc., East Pond 1837 including a long list of four names showing in columns the numbers of bushels, the price in dollars and cents, number of acres, etc. Ink calculations on the verso. 2) Nov. 26, 1838 (4½" x 8"). A notice of meeting of the the New York patent thrashing machine at the school house in district no. 2 to alter their contribution. 3) Oct. 21, 1837 (5¼" x 7½"). An invoice for $95.80 for a trashing machine and some other equipment. 4) Dec. 17-22, 1838 (9½" x 8"). Meeting minutes discussing the purchase of machinery. 5) 1838 (7½" x 6"). Short expense account. All in good condition; lightly toned; some staining. Item #57282

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