Nichols & Shepard built on a foundation of quality but was resistant to change.
Flywheel side of a double-cylinder Nichols & Shepard steam traction engine offered in 16, 20, 25 and 30 hp sizes. All burned coal, wood and straw except the 16 hp model, which burned only coal and wood.
Nichols & Shepard single-cylinder steam traction engines were made in 13, 16, 20, 25 and 30 hp models. The latter three could be furnished as straw-burners; otherwise they burned coal or wood.
A Nichols & Shepard "contractor's engine," complete with extra-large water tanks and coal bunkers. The contractor's engine was manufactured in 25 and 30 hp sizes.
The elevator side of the Red River Special thresher.
Nichols & Shepard also sold horse powers like this all-steel model, used to harness horses to equipment when other power was not available.
Nichols & Shepard entered the gasoline tractor business in 1911. The tractor shown here is the company's 1913 offering, available in 22 and 36 hp models.
After Oliver Farm Equipment Co. bought out Nichols & Shepard Co., it discontinued the company's steam traction engine and tractor line but continued the well-known, reliable line of threshers.
The end shake shoe on the Nichols & Shepard thresher was equipped with two wind boards said to "direct the blast just where you want it."