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McCormick-Deering Hay Baler with hit and miss engine

2013-05-25 - S High Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener. It could be a museum piece: A piece which has drawn a steady stream of visitors is this old McCormick-Deering hay baler - not yet a 100 years old but soon will be - which is part of a big auction sale in Downtown Columbia today, Saturday, May 25, 2013. It's from the 1920s, and was owned by the late Joe Russell Barbee. The machine has a hit and miss engine. Unlike today's balers, this one was set up in a stationary position. The hay to be baled was fed from the platform on the left, and the machine baled the hay or straw into cubes bound by wire.
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