| May/June 1952

  • Milford Rees's Reunion
    THE LINE UP as seen at Milford Rees's Reunion last year. Can you name them? Well, here they are: 12 Advance; 6 Peerless; 20 Advance; 13 Peerless; 20 M. Rumely; and 19 Keck
  • Wagon
    The relief when on good earth again was my first pecular emotion. But since I have several times realized the Grim Reaper missed me by a hair. My grounds for fear were well founded for that bridge broke later under the strain of freight wagons.
  • Model Huber
    Model Huber built by A. L. Heiland of Anna, Ohio. This is an excellent picture but Art should have stood by it to give us an idea of the size. You can see it at the Miami Valley Reunion.

  • Milford Rees's Reunion
  • Wagon
  • Model Huber

R. D. -B. 3A, Yacolt,, Washington

During the summer of 1905, I was engine man for the Advance Threshing Machine Company working in and out of the branch on Hast Belmont Street, Portland, Oregon. My chief job was to unload threshers and engines from the factory and reload outfits sold to customers in Oregon and Washington.

I was asked to get a used 12 hp engine ready to ship by rail to an eastern Oregon town. In doing so I noticed many holes drilled through the face of the drivers. Upon inquiry I found this engine had been fitted with wide bands over the drivers to make it suitable to be used on the sand banks of the Columbia River near Astoria, Oregon, for dragging out seines in Salmon fishing-operations. If you have the right. Advance catalog, one prior to 1905, you may see a picture of this engine in operation.

The 12 hp was found to be OK and I pushed it on a fiat car and made it secure for the trip. My pushing power was a 6 hp Advance engine, one built. before friction clutches.

It was always a pleasure to use this little rig. Unloading one of those 35 hp Advances it about reached its limit and in reloading one the process was much like a battering ram.

I was pleased when told I was to take the train to Elgin, Oregon, and to unload and deliver the engine some 40 miles east of the town. On approaching the terminus I had some misgivings. Those rugged mountains to the east looked very big to me.


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