Case engine

Threshing at my home in October 28, 1967 by the 45 Hp. Case engine and a 28'' x 46'' Case threshing machine. Same engine as is on the sawmill picture over 40 years ago.

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The history of the Colean engine is very unique. I was serving a congregation in McClusky, North Dakota at the time of the Washburn Golden Jubilee and they scouted the countryside to find an engine for their parade. I was quite surprised that they found a Colean engine way out there because I am of the opinion that there are not many Colean engines left. I saw one at the Central Illinois Threshermans Reunion at Pontiac, Illinois in 1954. That was the only Colean engine I had ever seen there. I wrote a letter to the Washburn Leader paper last summer and they sent me a snapshot of the Colean engine in the city park so I know it is still there.