California collection provides backdrop for ag history lesson
Left: This Best 60 features an “eight-hour” fuel tank built in Stockton, Calif., designed to maximize time spent in the field before refueling. It is part of a varied collection put together by Al Hauschildt, Sonora, Calif.
Above: Al and his dog, Cinco.
Right: A 30 hp Foos gasoline engine thought to be one of four of that model to survive.
Above: A 6 hp tank-cooled Weber gasoline engine mounted on a horse-drawn cart.
Left: Al is perplexed by this Cream City four-handled cream can. “Why four handles?” he asks.
Above: Al bought this Flour City 40-80 at the Oscar’s Dreamland sale in Billings, Mont.
Above: Al’s 1938 Minneapolis-Moline UDLX.
This Ideal vertical engine was manufactured by Olds Gasoline Engine Works, Lansing, Mich., and marketed by the Maud S. Windmill & Pump Co., also of Lansing. The Maud company was an enterprise of R.E. Olds of automobile fame. Al has the engine’s original bill of sale. “The engine was used to pump water,” he says.”It’s a nice running engine, but it’s awful heavy.”
Right: Marge Hauschildt with a portion of her collection of household and mercantile items.
Left: A Townsend Oil Tractor dating to the teens of the last century.