He's 'Hooked' on Old Steam Tractors

| November/December 1970

  • Ennis Yampy Sterner
    Ennis ''Yampy'' Sterner oils 1914 Case steam engine at Old Threshers Reunion.
    Ennis Sterner

  • Ennis Yampy Sterner

(Register staff Writer)

Sent in by Ennis Sterner, Agency, Iowa 52530-and with the kind permission of The Register and Tribune newspaper of Des Moines, Iowa. We thank you Ed Heins, managing editor for allowing us to use picture and story.


Among the steam engines on hand for the annual Midwest Old Settlers and Threshers Reunion here last week was a 1914 J.I. Case 20-40.

 With the exception clicking noise in the oil pump, the old Case still runs about as quietly as it did 54 years ago.

At the throttle was Ennis 'Yampy' Sterner of Agency, who bought the Case engine and a Case separator in 1914 and threshed with the 'rig' until 1942 'when the combines came in.'