| November/December 1981

  • Chain drive traction engine
    Chain drive traction engine as built by the Atlas Engine Co.
  • Four wheel drive pole road locomotive
    Adams & Price's four wheel drive pole road locomotive.

  • Chain drive traction engine
  • Four wheel drive pole road locomotive

Steam traction engine history dating back to 1868 is recorded in a new Stemgas reprint now available.

The 28-page booklet presents 'Development of the Steam Traction Engine in America,' written as a series of articles by C. M. Giddings for the American Thresherman magazine in 1916 and 1917.

Giddings spoke with personal knowledge on much of the history he recounted. He started his report with C. & G. Cooper in Mt. Vernon, Ohio, among the first firms producing a self-propelled steam engine for farm use. The history is full of technical information that steam men of today will enjoy.

The 20 illustrations include some rare items the first traction engine built by Owens, Lane & Duyer, Hamilton, Ohio; a chain drive atlas, and a four-wheel drive pole road locomotive built by Adams & Price.

Price is $2.00 a copy postpaid. Order from Stemgas Publishing Company, P.O. Box 328, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17603.


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