HAS HAD 36 STEAM ENGINES


| July/August 1954



20 hp water tank

The two steam outfits of Jesse Barber, Lavina, Iowa, 1915 At the left is a 20 hp. Northwest return flue and to the right behind the water tank is a 20 hp. double Frick

JESSE BARBER

Lavina Iowa

This is my birthday 68 years old and I thought I would send you my $2.00 for renewal to the ALBUM.

I am enclosing some pictures of my machines which you can keep or do as you like with them. I have an-other picture of another outfit at Kingfisher, Oklahoma, which shows an Indian crew. It is 6x8 and shows the complete rig and crew.

I started running steam engines in 1893, west of Champion, Illinois, and have been in that line ever since. In all I have had 36 steam engines, the first one of my own being a Gaar Scott, 16 hp., which was manufactured about 1900. I have started my rig at Kingfisher, Okla., on June 10th, finished there. I had three rigs here at home, one at Estherville, and one at Turton, South Dakota, which made a long run for one crew going from one rig to the next. At present I have a 35x70 Minneapolis tractor mounted on a truck to run the separator which is a 40' Case and in good running order. I also have a Joliet corn sheller mounted on a 4-ton Mack truck and have a record of shelling 337 bushels of corn in 10 minutes and threshing 21 (1/2 bu. dumps) in one minute in oats.

Wishing you the best for your magazine