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Baker Bros Combine Harvester
Baker, Ethel
Date Created and/or Issued
ca 1950
Publication Information
Meriam Library. California State University, Chico
Contributing Institution
California State University, Chico
Northeastern California Historical Photograph Collection
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Photograph of Baker brothers working with a combine harvester that they built. The helment on the driver was featured in Life Magazine.
1965. Willis K. Baker, Jr, at the control of a combine harvester, built in the Baker Bros shop during rice harvest in 1959. Four harvesters such as this harvested 6,000 hundred weight of rice in one day. Note the helment on the driver. It was adapted from the jet variety, containing a dust filter and cooling unit to protect the driver from the heat and irritating rice chaff. Life Magazine became interested in these helmets and sent one of their top photographers, Otto Hagel, to the Baker Ranch to take pictures of the Helments in use. The November 30, 1959 issue of Life featured two pages pertaining to the use of these helments during rice harvest.
200 x 277 mm
Film negative
Baker, Willis K
Agricultural machinery
Glenn County (Calif.)
original not owned
Northeastern California Historical Photograph Collection

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