Historical information

Winnowers were used in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. Winnowing is a process
by which chaff is separated from the wheat grains. A separate machine called
the “stripper” would cut and thresh the grain which would then be dumped into
piles ready to go into the winnower. Some years later these two machines would
be combined into what became known as a “combined” or “stripper harvester”

Physical description

Hand operated winnower with handle and hopper unpainted