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
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
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
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
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.