A reader shares memories of his interactions with Harold Ottaway, owner of a 110 Case engine, and photos of other assorted steam traction engines.
June 28, 2003 at the National Threshers Reunion in Wauseon, OH. Spectators are crowded around the 25 HP, 30 HP, and 36 HP Rumely engines that have just finished plowing with a 50-bottom John Deere plow.
The 1912 110 Case engine, serial no. 28654, on the day in 1980 when it was moved into storage east of Wichita, KS.
Photo: Kevin Small
1915 32-120 HP Reeves cross-compound Canadian Special at the Tyler Ranch in Moore, MT.
View of the left side of the 1915 32-120 HP Reeves cross-compound Canadian Special at the Tyler Ranch.
Tim Somerville’s 1905 12 HP Advance engine, no. 9824 (left) and Lange Somerville’s 1890 6 HP Advance, no. 1196 (right), at the Michigan Steam Engine and Threshers Club Reunion on July 2004.