Letters


| July/August 1963


Merlin Crownover writes . . . . . . . . .

I would like to tell you about some of my threshing experiences. I was raised up on a thresher or a sawmill. My father had a Case 50 HP Steam Engine and a Case Thresher and Baler, so I started threshing myself. I have owned 5 McCormick-Deering Threshers and Balers. I bought a WK 40 McCormick-Deering Tractor and a 1D 9 Diesel Tractor, which was the next thing to steam power, to thresh with. The last threshing machine I had was a Case and all my threshers were 28 x 46.

I quit threshing in 1950 when combining took over. I have a 10 x 12 Farquar portable steam engine with a double lap high pressure boiler, year of 1924.

Here is a picture of my engine. We had it, a Farmall 20, a shingle mill and a 816 International tractor made in the year of 1918 at the Indiana County Fair.

We also have a 1927 Fords on Tractor. These tractors are all in running order. We have an 8 HP Farquar Ajax Portable Engine. Hope some day to have a Case Traction Engine.



Marlin Crownover, Star Route Spring Church, Penna.

Mr. Eston H. Teter writes . . . . . . . .

Here is a picture of my road locomotive I have just about completed. I have been a steam fan for years and have collected the parts for this locomotive over a period of 15 years. I have spent the past two years putting it together. The boiler is a Frick butt strap, 32 flue boiler, 15 H. P., I think. It is mounted on a 152 inch truck chassis. The engine is a Soule steam feed engine, 5 in. bore by 6 in. stroke double. The bevel gear is made from an automobile differential which is connected to a four speed transmission. It has a two speed axle under it which comes in good because of the wide range of gears. The head light and marker lights are from a steam locomotive and they are operated by a locomotive type turbine which, of course, came from a steam locomotive.














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