Picture to the left shows an overall view of the steam engine which provides the power for the machinery, the lights and heating for the Badger Cordage mills at Brookfield, Wisconsin. This faithful engine was a workhorse for almost 70 years and was still
Harry (right) listens to make sure I explain correctly the operation of the governor to friend (center) who has never seen a working steam engine of this size. Note tools on board.
With the start signal sounding Harry is ready to start the engine. With a half mile of belts and shafts starts with amazing smoothness. Coffee pot on engine is used to keep cylinder oil warm.
A shot of Harry's desk with a game of cards during the lunch break.
This picture taken next to the 12' flywheel gives a good view of the Corless valve gear.