Threshing throughout the Highland area and Northern Illinois
Hal F. Higgins
Fowler Compound Plowing Engine, Cable System, at work 1949. The photo is by R. G. Pratt, Wentlea, Capel St. Mary, Ipswich, England. The owner is John Patten, Bishop's Stortford, Essex, England. Mr. Patten has 5 sets of them. Three sets are still in use.
R. G. Pratt
The 60 ft. tower used to drill Artesian wells. Moved from place to place with the big Holt. See F. Hal Higgins article
Heilman Traction Engine No. 862. 12 hp. Pictured in 1892 on the farm of Mr. Daniel Kuhn, Edwardsville, III., who was the third owner. This engine was used for threshing and sawing, and the boiler was later used for many years as a heating plant in a large
Oscar F. Buescher
Close up of the Big Holt Steamer. See F. Hal Higgins Article.