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How the thresher boosted farming

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Ransomes of Ipswich is celebrating over 200 years of history.

Among its innovations was the threshing machine, which greatly improved agricultural productivity.

The BBC's A History of the World project filmed a 1951 'threshing drum' in action at Hulver Farm, St Michael South Elmham near Bungay, Suffolk.

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