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The steam traction engine was introduced in the 1890's, but it was not until the late 1890's that it replaced the horse-power and the treadmill as a means of power in the threshing of grain. A threshing machine with a thirty-six inch cylinder, powered by a twenty h.p. steam engine, could thresh 1,000 bushels of grain per day. They were usually operated with large crews of men that went from farm to farm threshing shocked or stacked grain for three of four months during the summer and fall. Approximately 500,000 steam threshing rigs were sold between 1890 and 1920. Along with every steam threshing rig went a water wagon, pulled by two horses, to supply water to the steam engine. The average steam engine would require from 4 to 6 tanks full of water per day, pumped from cisterns, water troughs and ponds in the vicinity, by the water-boy. From the book "A HISTORY OF MAN'S PROGRESS from 1830 to the Present" by Harold Warp.