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Buffalo Pitts engine

The top picture (in color) shows an 1892 Buffalo Pitts engine and a c. Aultman 'American' separator, Sattley swinging stacker. 12 miles north of Peoria, Illinois, threshing oats. Courtesy of H. T. Rice, Mossville, Illinois.

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Reunion Gems, R. D. 1, Mechanicsburg, Pa.

We are assuming that the building with the sign in the foreground is the early beginnings of Russell & Co.

A threshing and baling scene near Port Royal, Pennsylvania, July 1911. Case threshing outfit with Kinzer swinging stacker. Huber engine on the baler. We do not know the the make of the baler. This is unusual in that it is a 'western' scene in the East .At that time and place threshing was not done in the field. The threshing and baling in one operation was an experiment. It worked providing they controlled the speed of the feeding. I want my mid-western friends to note the 'bundle' wagon. The man on the engine cab is my father. -- Elmer.