Sunday, April 26, 2015

1943 British Pick-Up Baler

Modern Farming; Agriculture in Britain, 1943.

A 'pick-up baler' at work in a Hampshire field. The job of this machine is to follow behind the combine harvester and gather up the straw. This straw is then passed up a conveyor to a baling machine, which presses the straw into bales. One agricultural worker drives the vehicle, and two other men (not pictured) are needed to wire up the bales as they are produced.

Photo: Ministry of Information Second World War Official Collection.

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