From one of our subscribers, Jon L. Brodd of 3152-23rd Avenue, Mo-line, IL 61265, we received copies of several chattel mortgages he uncovered around his home town. Jon thought our readers would enjoy reading the information from some of these mortgages, and that possibly some of the owners of the engines and other equipment listed would appreciate knowing the dates of original purchase and owners.
January 26, 1984: $600.00, Alex Willard to M. Rumely Co., for one Rumely 12 HP self guide traction engine No. 1949 complete with all parts and attachments.
February 8, 1894: $534.00, A. E. Norell to M. Rumely Co., for one Rumely 10 HP traction engine No. 1968 complete with all parts and attachments. One 34 inch cylinder by 50 inch New Rumely separator No. 1879 with wagon under same, folding straw stacker complete with all belts parts and attachments. One automatic swinging straw stacker No. 1736, etc.
January 2, 1895: Nels Larson to B. L. Poppleton, $345.00, for one 10 HP Buffalo Pitts traction engine and one water tank. Also involved in this transaction were Olaf Larson and P. O. Norling.
July 26, 1895: Nels Larson to Chas. H. Brunger, $85.00 for one separator manufactured by C. Aultman & Co., Canton, Ohio No. 17727, 33 x 48 inch cylinder and appurtenances thereto belonging.
May 23, 1900: William G. Hammer of Andover, Henry Co., IL to M. A. Boltenstern of Lynn, same county and state, for one J. I. Case separator 40 x 58 with Parson feeder and blower, one J. I. Case engine 15 HP simple No. 7766, one water tank and trucks also belting used on said machines, etc. No amount given.
July 6, 1900: Andrew E. Norell of Andover, Henry Co., IL to Avery Manufacturing Co. $900.00 for one Huber traction engine 16 HP, shop No. 3012; one Avery separator 32 inch cylinder 48 inch rear, shop No. B 709; one 32 inch Bartholomew feeder; one telescope weigher shop No. 22039. All the above is second hand except the telescope weigher.
November 27, 1900: William G. Hammer of Andover to Morris A. Boltenstern of Lynn Township, no amount given, for one J. I. Case separator Parsons feeder and blower; one J. I. Case engine 15 HP simple No. 7766; one water tank and trucks also belting on said machines plus various miscellaneous equipment and horses.
April 4, 1902: Chas. J. Almquist of Andover to Jonas Nelson of same, $900.00 for one Peerless traction engine 16 HP shop No. 4998, one Avery separator both second hand.
August 14, 1903: M. S. Hogrew to J. I. Case Threshing Machine Co., $1,000.00 for one J. I. Case Threshing Machine Co.'s 15 HP simple traction engine numbered 13042 with all tools, belts and appurtenances.