Family Threshing with an Advance Steam Engine

The Somerville family of Mason, Michigan threshes with an Advance steam engine


| September/October 2000



Cousins Jakob (5) and Dale (4) Somerville enjoy a ride on a 1906 16 HP Advance steam engine owned by Jakob's dad

Cousins Jakob (5) and Dale (4) Somerville enjoy a ride on a 1906 16 HP Advance steam engine owned by Jakob's dad, Tim Somerville of Mason, Michigan.

Photo by Jodi Somerville

Here are some more pictures of the Somerville family whose 16 HP Advance steam engine appears on the cover.

Threshing wheat on the Somerville Farm in Mason, Michigan, is done by four generations: great grandfather P.J., father Lange, with his sons Scott and Tim, with their sons Dale and Jakob Somerville. They use a 16 HP Advance steam engine and an Advance-Rumely separator.