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Flailing demonstration

This picture of a flailing demonstration was taken at the Rough and Tumble Engineers Historical Association in 1957. My grandfather showed me how to make a flail with a rawhide leather hinge uniting the two members.

Diedrick L.

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Oliver B. Rhea, of Meadvilie, Pennsylvania, is making some adjustment to the lubricator on the 12 hp. Case that was built in 1886. The engine was self propelled when new but was guided by a team of horses. Note the seat and footrest for the driver. The engine is owned by Mr. Charles McMillen, of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. Picture taken by Harry at 1969 Old Settlers Reunion. Courtesy of Harry Hall, 223 High St., S.E., Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102.

The engine and plow pictured here are the property of Gordon E. Smith, Member of the Provincial Parliament for the riding of Simcoe East (the Orillia District) in Ontario. The man at the wheel is Garnet Pattenden of Hawkestone, Ontario, who had been involved with steam all his life, especially Sawyer Massey products. Recently he hasĀ  been in charge of the restoration of a number of steam engines presently on display in Ontario museums.

The engine and plow was seen at the 1969 Steam Era, held at Milton, Ontario, on Labor Day week-end. This is the biggest show of its kind in Ontario. On display are over 30 steam engines, over 40 gas tractors (pre World War II), more than 125 gas engines, and an excellent display of models, domestic and agricultural antiques. Courtesy of Gordon E. Smith, M.P.P., Simcoe East, Toronto, Canada.

It takes a tremendous amount of work to rebuild a steam locomotive in a big shop and with anything less one can only wonder at the many problems encountered and solved. A leaking steam pipe in the smoke box is being repaired which is a difficult job at best. Note the lap-joint boiler seam and the brass jacket around the domes and cylinder. This is one of the locomotives used on the Mt. Pleasant Railroad and is in use at the Old Settlers Reunion each year. Courtesy of Harry Hall, 223 High St. S.E., Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102.

The engine is a 1908 Waterloo steam engine made in Canada. It is featured at the 'Pageant of Steam' at Canandaigua, New York, the second week of August each year.

Picture was taken by Pearl Nesbit of Jordan, New York. Courtesy of Ray L. McCormack, 3123 East 44 PI., Tulsa, Oklahoma 74105.

Mr. Fahrenfoltz was not available when the picture was taken.

The mill was sold in 1914, but I have not been able to locate it. The mill was manufactured by The Swayne Robinson Company of Richmond, Indiana. The original boiler was fourteen feet long, had five, ten inch flues made of the same material as the shell. They are still serving as part of a drainage ditch and the shell as a culvert under a road.

The second boiler was made by the Brownell Boiler Works in Dayton, Ohio and if I remember correctly it had forty, three inch flues and I doubt if it is in existence now.

Picture was taken by Mr. Henry Die fenbach of West Alexandria, Ohio. Courtesy of George E. Winkelman, Sr., 72 South Main Street, W. Alexandria, Ohio 45381

He also taught me how to use it and another man and I flailed 300 bushels of kaffir corn in 1895. In 1900, we threshed 800 bushels of topped (the heads only) kaffir corn on our farm near Enid, Oklahoma, with a Huber threshing outfit. Courtesy of Diedrick L. Dalke, 14 D Auburn Court, Alexandria, Virginia 22305.

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