Grandpa's Aultman Taglor Steam Engine & Hag Press

| September/October 1992

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1735 25 Ave. San Francisco, California 94122

My grandfather and father were custom threshers and used steam power. Grandpa had a Greyhound steam engine and a 32 x 56 Oliver Red River Special separator. According to Dad, Grandpa had other brands, too, but the only outfit I remember was the Greyhound and the Red River Special.

According to my father Elmer Fry, Grandpa Frank Fry acquired his first threshing rig at a sheriff's sale in 1898. Grandpa's career as a thresher ended in September, 1939, when he passed away.

The picture above, taken in 1918 in Crawford County, Ohio, is of Grandpa's Aultman Taylor steam engine and hay press.

My father, Elmer Fry, age 17 is second from the right and the man fifth from the right is the owner, Grandpa Frank Fry. The rest of the men I can't identify.