Brooks by the Numbers at the Great Oregon Steam-Up
Dozens of diversions at Great Oregon Steam-Up
Dan Thompson, Winnemucca, Nev., is the third owner of this 1893 4 hp Golden Gate engine manufactured by Adam Schilling & Sons, San Francisco.
This 1978 Caterpillar DD9H measures 42-1/2 feet long and weighs 178,000 pounds.
The Smith family’s 1880 Case 10 hp 10-30 is a rare survivor. Steam engines decades newer than this one were routinely hauled off in World War II scrap drives.
When Roy Thompson’s 1915 Russell 20 hp steam engine was shipped from Massillon, Ohio, to Gervais, Ore., in May 1915, it created a minor spectacle.
Two of Roy’s grandchildren routinely operate the family-owned Russell steam engine.
This mini-crawler was crafted from stray parts and pieces: an old shop sander, dish drainers and a cleverly repurposed kitchen spoon.
Dating to about 1900, this Weber is one of three known to exist.
The first time Loretta Spegel, Brooks, saw a collection of cast iron seats, she was hooked. “A man in Great Falls had 10 seats for sale, so I bought them,” she says.
This 1913 20 hp Stickney looks factory-fresh today but it wasn’t always that way.
When Branch 15, Early Day Gas Engine & Tractor Assn., selected the Weber engine (built by Weber Gas Engine Co., Kansas City, Mo.) as its feature at the Brooks show, three generations of a member family pitched in to create a show-stopping exhibit.
The Brooks show marked the first time the Webers’ Webers were on display and running at the same time.
Vintage drag saws from Ken Lang’s collection. Branch 15, Early Day Gas Engine & Tractor Assn., has acquired a shop used to manufacture Timber Wolf drag saws from the 1920s-’40s and has announced plans to erect it as a permanent display in Antique Powerland.
Production of the Scotty garden tractor never topped the century mark.