A Young Nichols & Shepard Fan


| November/December 1958



Dry Steam portable Engine

This is the Westminster Dry Steam portable belonging to J. S. Beyers of Littlestown, Pennsylvania. Mr. Beyers has done a wonderful job of restoring this old engine. It is the only one of its kind alive today. It powered a shingle mill at the Maryland Stea

R. D. 2, Dover, Ohio

I HAVE BEEN READING your interesting magazine since 1952 and have never written you, but a picture in the Nov.-Dec. 1957 issue, page 16, of a Nichols and Shepard prompted this.

That picture was not taken at the Fair but in our pasture field the first Sunday afternoon after I finished painting it. This was August 1953. I can't, in spite of myself, understand how you got the picture or who sent it to you. (We don't know either or it would have been printed with the picture E.L.R.)

I bought this engine in August 1952 from Mr. Arthur S. Young, Kinzers, Pa., (the greatest man I ever knew) the fall after I graduated from high school. I had to borrow most of the money I paid for it. As a matter of fact I bought this engine nearly a year before I had an automobile. Steam is the first in my mind as you can see.

It is a 1915 model with a double riveted lap seam boiler. The water tanks were gone when I got it. I repainted it and took it to the Tuscosa was County Fair at Dover, New Philadelphia, Ohio in 1953. The engine is a 16-60 No. 13896. In the spring of 1954 I sold the engine to a man in Choshocton, Ohio, because Mr. Young wrote me he had located another N & S like mine, complete and like new, built in 1924.

This engine is number 14030 and I have also restored it. I used them both to fill our silos and run my Dad's saw mill. The engine is in beautiful shape and neither love nor money could buy it.