An overview of the legendary 150 HP Case steam engine.
In 1904, #14666, the first of the 150 hp J.I. Case steam engines was tested by being called upon to pull four 15 hp new engines (weight 57, 600 pounds) up the 13 percent grade at the rear of Case Company's engine assembly building in Racine, Wis.
After years of neglect, the #14666 boiler (in background) was recovered in New Mexico and currently resides at George W. Hedtke's Hickory Oaks Farm near Davis Junction, Ill. In this photo it draws an interested crowd composed of George Hedtke; his dog 'Casey', who for many years was the canine guardian of the farm but died in 1985; and a visitor from Maryland, Helen Case Brigham, great-grandaughter of J. I. Case.