This rice thresher was built by Kiyoaki Saibara himself, it is powered by hand, but this would have been a welcome addition to the rice farmers toolkit. Interesting to note that this thresher was was made by hand, in order to make migrant working conditions better.
‘Hand-Powered Wooden Rice Thresher Built by Kiyoaki Saibara for Use on Family Rice Farm at Webster, Texas’. 2021. [online]. Available at: https://digital.utsa.edu/digital/collection/p9020coll008/id/10097/ [accessed 1 Mar 2021].