Farm Collector

Just a note & A Few Photos

By Staff

Photo #9 is the large (50 HP) Farquhar portable at the
Agricultural and Industrial Museum of York County, York,
Pennsylvania. Photo was taken a few years ago.

Photo #10 is of the 18 HP Avery undermounted built in 1911 and
owned by Rough and Tumble Engineers of Kinzers, Pennsylvania. The
photo was taken at the 50th anniversary show held in August
1998.

Photos #11, #12, and #13 show the 10 HP Nichols and Shepard
engine built in 1896 and owned by Noah Brubaker of Lewisburg,
Pennsylvania. Photo #11 shows Noah with his engine. Photos were
taken at the September 1998 Nittany Antique Machinery Show at
Centre Hall, Pennsylvania.

Photo #14 shows a 1936 Frick portable belted to the shingle mill
at the Olde Tyme Days Show in York County, Pennsylvania, August
1998.

Photos #15 and #16 are very old photos found a long time ago at
a local (Lancaster County, Pennsylvania) antique shop.

Photo #15 is of the earliest Huber gasoline/kerosene tractor,
probably built about 1898, according to the Alan King Huber book.
On the side of the water tank is painted ‘Rheems,
Pennsylvania.’ You can almost read the engine number at the top
of the water tank (it might be 1284 or H284). From the badly worn
paint, I would guess that the photo was taken at least a few years
after 1898.

In the March/April 1994 issue of IMA there was a
picture from John Stuzman (or Stutzman) of Lakeside, Ontario, of a
large ‘set of wheels’ that he found in Kansas. In the
September/October 1994 issue of IMA there was a very
knowledgeable reply to that picture by Thomas Stebritz. I don’t
have many of the other IMA issues and have seen no further
discussion of this engine.

Photo #16 clearly is a picture of this engine. The wheels,
frame, and cable drum inside the frame are exactly the same as in
Mr. Stuzman’s picture. Some of you readers may be able to tell
if it looks like a Geiser boiler and engine as Mr. Stebritz has
suggested.

  • Published on Jul 1, 1999
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