Header wagon

Header wagon

A wagon used for collecting heads of grain as they were harvested by a Header. One side of the wagon box was higher than the other to keep the grain from overshooting the wagon box while being discharged from the header elevator.
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The photo appears to show a header feeding a "traveling thresher,' with a second header following, probably filling a header wagon.
The teamster controlled the mules, steered the header and controlled the levels of the sickle bar that cut the wheat and the drapers that fed cut wheat stocks into the header wagon. Three header wagons were used in this 1920 harvest, filled by one header.
Each header wagon needed two men, one to drive and a second with a pitchfork to assist in filling the wagon.