The Fisher family of Redland, OR initially declined when the author offered to restore their Case steam tractor in the mid-1980s. Twenty years later he got his wish.
Detail shot of the Case tractor’s compound engine. Case introduced compound engines in the late 1890s, but dropped them after about 1910.
David R. Long
The 1904 Case steam tractor in 2003, before the new canopy was installed. David Long restored the engine for Dean Fischer of Redland, OR. The engine, which has been in the Fischer family for decades, had its first outing in 2001.
Photo: David R. Long
The Case compound, with the new crown sheet installed and the new canopy in place, at the 2004 Great Oregon Steam-Up in Brooks, OR.