New Year Thoughts


| March/April 1985

  • Tandem compound engine

  • 20 HP Advance engine

  • Threshing Engine
    Threshing season in 1918. Anderson County, Kansas. I am beside my engine.
  • Sawyer Massey
    Lougheed, Alberta, Canada 1916. Sawyer Massey outfit. I was firing with straw.
  • 5 ton White truck
    A 5 ton White truck taken in front of my barracks in 1918 at Camp Funsten
  • # Picture 01
    Northwest outfit in Minnesota, 1917. My friend and owner Ed Still is at the controls.

  • Tandem compound engine
  • 20 HP Advance engine
  • Threshing Engine
  • Sawyer Massey
  • 5 ton White truck
  • # Picture 01

Rocky Comfort, MO 64861

Russell outfit about 1917. Tandem compound engine, in Anderson County, Kansas. My brother George on engine, and Orville Seeber on separator.

20 HP Advance engine, Illinois separator at Kingfisher, Oklahoma in 1919. The outfit belonged to Legrand Still. I helped move this rig overland from Boise City, Oklahoma to Perryton, Texas in 1920.

I wanted to start the New Year right by turning my thoughts to the past.



While I am not able to own any of the old engines and threshers, you cannot take the memories from me.

I often wonder why this old thresher mania has such a grip on those of us who lived through it.