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Self-propelling engine

Walter N. Huff

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Courtesy of Mr. L. K. Wood, Mendon, Utah This picture was taken at the threshing bee held at my farm which was enjoyed by thousands of interested spectators, representing several states and walks of life. From left to right are: Leo Johnson, principal of Logan High; Prof. Everett Thrope, fine arts department at Utah State University; Mr. Wood; Guy N. Cardon, manager of The Bluebird and past president Cache Chamber of Commerce and Bishop Fred Sorensen of Mendon, who was assisting with the Bee.

We had the 7 original engines: Case, Gaar Scott, Russell 6, Russell 10, Russell 13, Minneapolis and Reeves. Also, 4 original separators and 12 precision scale models that I've built and had on display.

Courtesy of Walter N. Huff, 3302 Sharon Ave., Cincinnati 41, Ohio This is a self-propelling engine made by Buckeye Co., Toledo, Ohio. Not made for hauling heavy loads for long distances, plowing or such. Has winch for hoisting, sheave for running machinery with rope drive, reciprocating crank for sawing wood with drag saw or pumping water with piston pump. 6x6 engine with Stevenson link for reversing. Two geared speeds to traction wheels. Chain drive. About seven horse-power boiler. Is available for reunions. Commonly called a 'donkey engine.'

About 1905 I fired a Gaar-Scott 18 HP return flue, and since have never seen a picture of one or can find any old timer that knows about it.

I wonder if someone could tell me if it is true that Huber only built six of the double engines, both working on the one crank pin on the crank disc? I saw one in Osceola, Iowa and a friend told me he fired one in North Dakota. On both the upright engine was disconnected as they reportedly couldn't set valves so they would syncronize. Would be grateful for a word on this.

The owner is at left at the front wheel, Mr. Ernst Broch. The man on the engine is his son John Broch. The man at the drive wheel is Robert Schultz. Mr. Jim Repetto is at the, water tank, Mac Maclian is on the cylinder house.

The others I do not know. Mr. Broch had other engines later, all of which were Peerless.

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