Case Steam Engine Memories

A reader shares some of the history of his two Case steam engines, one full-sized and the other a working scale model.

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Elbert Mattox with his circa-1902 Case steam engine.

Photo: Richard Mattox

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Raymond Mattox of Crete, IL has some steam memories to share with readers this issue. Raymond writes:

A Case steam engine I currently own once belonged to my grandfather Elbert Mattox. He was from Bradley, IL near Kankakee. Elbert was a member of the Pontiac Thresherman's Assn. The engine does not have a number on it. I think the year it was built was circa 1902. I don't know how long Elbert owned it.

When Elbert passed away my father, John Mattox, inherited it. When my father passed away 10 years ago, it was passed on to me.