Steam Engines
The antique steam traction engine hobby, past and present.

Second Wind for 1912 Frick Eclipse

Volunteers coax a century-plus Frick Eclipse steam engine back to life.

Second Nature: Steam Traction Engines Come Easily for Minnesota Woman

Anne Zimmerman has spent her entire life around steam traction engines so it’s little wonder that she’s become an expert.

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Antique Steam Engines
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Songs of the
Iron Men

Enjoy the glory days of steam farming with Songs of the Iron Men – a 12 song audio CD of original music by editor Christian Williams based on poems originally submitted to Iron-Men Album in the 1950s. Listen to one of the songs on Christian’s blog, The Water Hopper.

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The Sears, Roebuck & Co. catalog was the of its day, giving American families across the country access to thousands of items, from clothing and furniture to buggies and hair tonic. Whether they could buy it or not, people would pore over the massive volume that was an icon of American retail. The 1908 Sears, Roebuck & Co. Catalogue offers an amazing look at life in early 20th-century America. Sears, Roebuck & Co. was the very definition of American retail innovation. As the company grew from humble beginnings, its catalog selection exploded to include categories that encompassed almost everything imaginable. With merchandise ranging from ordinary to fantastical (and almost all of it priced at the pennies-on-the-dollar rate of the time), this vintage collection is sure to provide an enjoyable browsing experience.


Includes New Peerless ZZ, ZI , and U-1 steam-traction engines. TT, RR and Q and their parts are also detailed, plus AA separators and clover hullers.

A catalog on Peerless Machinery produced in 1905, this book shows the many models of engines and other machines that belong to this category produced in 1905. The design and construction of each is detailed in an extremely easy to read format, without technical expertise required. Contained within are several beautiful illustrations of the different Peerless Engines. This book explains why the construction, design, and production of Peerless Engines and Tractors are superior by factual basis and illustrations. Illustrated, 58 pages.

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