LETTERS


| March/April 1963

  • Threshing
    See Mr. Dearing's letter.
    W. E. Dearing
  • Gaar -Scott
    This is the engine before I moved it in I960. It set in this one spot since 1936.
    Syd Matthews
  • Gaar-Scott No. 15471
    This is the Gaar-Scott No. 15471. double rear-mounted 7 x 11 double. Made in 1914.
    Syd Matthews

  • Threshing
  • Gaar -Scott
  • Gaar-Scott No. 15471

The picture was taken when threshing in 1896 on the Fred Oak farm 5 miles south-east of Darling-ford, Manitoba. Owner of the outfit was Mr. Orrin Pickle, whose son is standing at the front wheel of the engine with the small bore shot gun. In those days there were prairie chickens on every stack.

I cannot identify that engine but do admire it and I'd give that engineman a job any day .... why? You will note there is more grease on his pants than there is on the engine .... he was proud of his work. Note the cross brace chains between the road wheels in common use a t that time.

One of the teams shown on bundle hauling were driven west from Ontario.

W. E. DEARING, 33 Qu'Appelle Apts., Regina, Saskatchewan



LETTER

I am sending you pictures of my Gaar -Scott before and after I worked on the engine some difference, isn't there?