Best, Holt Steam Engines at Work in California Featured in Antique Postcards
Best Traction Engines Tilled the California Sod
A Best 110 HP engine is shown on this antique postcard labeled "Farming in the West – A Seventeen furrow steam Plough at Work. (On the Road of a Thousand Wonders.)"
What appears to be a different Best 110 HP engine works the field in a vintage postcard labeled "Steam Harvester at Work in California."
What seems to be a circa 1900 Holt Junion steam traction that's specially equipped for plowing work appears in this antique postcard. It's labeled, "725 Plowing by steam, Ranch life in California."
A 110 HP Best steam traction engine is shown in this vintage postcard, labeled simply, "1603 – Steam Plowing."
Perhaps this antique postcard shows the same 110 HP Best steam traction engine that is in the preceding postcard, but without driver extensions. (This postcard is also labeled "1603 – Steam Plowing.") The front of the boiler identifies this as engine no. 181, making its date of manufacture about 1907.