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Advance Compound

Courtesy of Mr. Lester Maus, R. R., Minnesota City, Minnesota 55959 Here is a picture of an old Advance Compound. I am standing on the left and beside me is Clarence Angst, Emil Norbye, Leonard Phillips. Note the Clark pump and two injectors.

Lester Maus

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John Weiers, Jr., is likely the only man living to identify the people on the picture. They are as follows: Left to right on engine Oscar Kummet, Ted Weiers, Jim Prochaska, Henry Hinderschied, Bill Weiers, Albert Ambroz, Albert Weiers.

Left to right on ground Bill Weiers, Sr.; Charlie Mickus; Albert Barta, keg beer?, Fred Ihrig; 'Papa' (John) Weiers, Sr., (Owner); Hanna Weiers (Grandma); Rosa Weiers; Dora Weiers; Hanna Weiers; Mary Weiers; Wife of owner of steam engine; John Weiers, Jr., son of 'Papa' Weiers, only one living; Gerhart Odenthal; Max Mader (standing - water tank).

Left to right on separator Henry Mader, Joe Hoefley, Pete Coffenburg, Jacob Odenthal.

The picture was reproduced by William Zigenhagen, owner of Livel Return Flue Horse Shoe Boiler, the only complete one of its type in the world, built by Ames Iron Works, Oswego, New York.

We are going to hold the 26th Original National Steam Threshing Bee just 4 miles northeast of this place on October 8 and 9, 1966, at New Prague, Minnesota.

Courtesy of Irvin G. Hoffman, R. D. 1, Box 31, Manheim, Pennsylvania 17545 Here is a threshing crew. This was taken in 1964 on the A. F. Brandt farm, Elizabethtown R.D. This is a reunion at the same time. Reading from left to right is Harry Derr; Harry's brother-in-law Irvin Hoffman; Arthur Hoffman; Charles Hoffman from Pasadena California; Harvey-Hoffman, owner of 9 x 10 Frick; Jim Brandt; A. F. Brandt (just got a new Huber); Lester Hoffman, son of Harvey; Bob Brandt, son of A. F. Brandt; Sol & Phares Hoffman; wounder bull engine striker John Kauffman who striped this engine's fly wheel about 1960. Note brass rings on boiler. Sorry that the cook is not on picture; Mrs. Brandt can make the best Pot Pie in Lancaster County.

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