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Mechanical tea harvesting in Soviet Georgia, early 70s

In by Silvio DellʼAcqua

Combine machines for mechanical tea harvesting in Soviet Georgia, early 70s: same as those for grain crops, combine harvesters are machines  that combine separate operations (depending on the type of crop) into a single harvesting process. According to Novosti news agency’s 1975 yearbook, the combine harvester for tea would be an invention of «Soviet engineers». (photo: © 1975 Novosti news agency, Moscow – personal collection)

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Mietitrebbiatrici in Kazakistan, primi anni ’70

In by Silvio DellʼAcqua

Combine harvesters in Kazakhstan, in the early 70s. The combine harvester is a machine that combines harvesting operations —reaping, threshing and winnowing— into a single process. According to Novosti news agency’s 1975 yearbook, «since 1954 in Kazakhstan have been cultivated 24 million hectares of wild lands uncultivated lands». (photo: © 1975 Novosti news agency, Moscow – personal collection)