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A photo used in my book, "Promise of Better Days." As described in book:This photo represents the beginning of a new tobacco harvest era: Riding to harvest flue-cured tobacco with some labor savings and some easing the toils in cropping the lower leaf. On the day of this photo – June 26,1954 – it is believed to be the first “field trial run” for the “Silent Flame” tobacco harvester. Long Manufacturing of Tarboro N.C. sold a limited number of these prototypes in ’54. Evidence of it being a trial run is the early harvest date, and 13 or more spectators were on the scene. Some, no doubt, were Long’s engineers.
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