Farm Collector


By Staff


This has been a wet year in these parts but our feeding barn is
blown full of wheat straw for bedding and oats straw for feeding
with hay. To get the 28 inch Baker to the upper barn we had to use
the Caterpillar while Miss Huber had a time finding enough traction
pulling nothing. This would have been some season for a custom run
folks would have had to haul the grain to our farm.

W. T. (Bill) RICHARDS, Granville, Ohio


I am sending you pictures of our engines also a large picture of
our wheat threshing of July 4th, 1957. Mr. Johnnie Rummage and
myself got together and planned for this threshing for a long time.
It all started out as a sort of joke, but the more we thought about
it the more we liked the idea. So after a lot of hard work getting
everything ready we had our big day on the 4th. We had a big crowd
and everybody sure seemed to enjoy the old time wheat

That is me standing on top of the separator and Johnnie Rummage,
whose wheat we were threshing, is the one with the straw hat to the
extreme right on the wagon. My father, the owner of this outfit, is
standing on the back of the engine. He was checking the water at
the time of the picture.

If nothing happens to prevent it, on the 4th of July, 1958, we
hope to have a bigger and better day than ever. (We hope they did

ROBERT W. LYEERLY, Box 126, Mocksville, North Carolina


Am enclosing $2.00 for the ALBUM for another year. Through the
past year The ALBUM has been instrumental in making friends and
acquaintances for me which I would have missed without it.

I will endeavor to describe a Steam Meet which was held at the
home of Samuel Herrington, one mile from my home on the South
Newstead Road or. September 13. The J. I. Case 80 traction with the
passenger locomotive whistle was very popular, my Buffalo
Springfield roller was enjoyed by many as the two cylinder engine
panted contentedly, eagerly, responding to the drivers wish.

Mr. Wallace Wood of Rochester, New York, contributed much to the
entertainment with his collection of scale models which were shown
and operated, operated by steam from the roller, a well driller
powered by a single cylinder engine, and a scale model saw mill
complete in every detail even to the saw dust drag was operated by
a two cylinder engine and sawed souvenir slats, also in the
collection was a stone crusher and a two cylinder traction engine
and a thrasher, a very interesting collection, many thanks for your
effort Mr. Wood.

Many of the visitors journeyed to Boulder Park after the meet to
ride on the 14 inch gauge steam railroad which is owned and
operated by Mr. John Prophet III, owner of the 80 Case, and Mr. Sam
Herrington. The weather was fine and a very pleasant time was had
by all.

EUGENE A. HAKE, Stage Road, R, D, 2. Akron, New York


Received the Nov. – Dec. 1957 issue of IRON-MEN ALBUM Magazine
several days ago Naturally, I have read it entirely through and
some of it several times. Especially the story about Mr. Ralph
Fuller’s model Isn’t it surprising what a man will do to
get an engine if he wants one bad enough? He gave a very good
description of his engine and that made it more interesting. An
outdoor machine shop equipped with a file, electric drill and hack
saw as the main tools, and the results, a very fine looking little
steam engine. He certainly deserves a lot of credit for his efforts
and the final results in a steam engine.

I attended a steam engine show at Fort Scott, Kansas Oct. 5,
1957. It was their first show and from the results and interest
shown I hope they will have one a year from now. The Frisco
Railroad put on a fine dinner for all, attending the engine show
and some good movies of railroad locomotives were shown.

Am enclosing a picture of a small governor I made this summer.
The valve body is cut away to show the balanced valve. I made
patterns and cast almost everything reasonably possible that could
be cast. It was quite a bit of work making the patterns but
finishing the governor was much easier because there was very
little hand fabricating to do.

C. E. (Jack) KAUER, 2511 N. Waco, Wichita 4, Kansas


  • Published on Jan 1, 1959
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