Kitten engine no. 191 in 1961 with Floyd Humbles (left) and Al New, co-owners
Kitten engine no. 215 in 1961 with Alan New, age 7, and Jim New, age 3. Those familiar with Kitten engines will note the different configuration of the control levers and the right-hand steering wheel bracket. Engine no. 191 is in the background.
Kitten engine no. 214 and engine no. 220 together in 1970.
Alan’s first traction engine, Kitten no. 214 in 1969 with Alan New, age 15, and Jim New, age 10.
Three Keck-Gonnerman engines on the Lawrence Troesch farm near St. Meinrad, Ind., in 1958.
Jim and Alan New sawing with Kitten no. 220 at Rushville, Ind., in the 1990s
Cousin Mark Humbles steering Alan New’s Kitten no. 220 at Conner Prairie Farm Country Fair, Fishers, Ind., in 2005.
Kitten separator no. 140 being unloaded by Brian and Ray Vaughn.
A photo of an early two-pass Kitten engine. Note the stack at the front of the boiler. This picture was given to Al New by Jerry Kitten.
A photo from a 1967 March Engineers & Engines showing the second model Kitten with the two-pass, open bottom boiler.
Patent no. 409,594, dated Aug. 20, 1889, of the two-pass boiler.