| March/April 1968

  • Threshing rig
    This threshing rig, we believe, to be one of the oldest and no doubt one of the first steam rigs to operate in Kansas. It was owned by a Mr. Struble of Verdi, Kansas. It was a Nichols & Shepard portable engine and separator. Mr. Struble is standing near t
  • Small boiler engine
    This small boiler is very old but apparently in good condition. It was probably buried in sand when we went to get it. Mr. Struble, the owner's son, now 81, does not know its exact age, but said he knew it was a Nichols & Shepard. The wheels are not the o
  • Corn shelling rig
    This is a reprint of the original picture that was taken in 1906 of our corn shelling rig. The engine was a 10 H.P. Advance and the shelter was a new 4 hole Spring sheller International. We shelled an average of 1000 bushels per day the two winters we ran

  • Threshing rig
  • Small boiler engine
  • Corn shelling rig

Route 1, Mead, Washington 99021

When we left last May first, we didn't know what to expect in weather. Boy, did we get it.

Our first stop was at St. Regis, Montana, to see our steam friend, Charles Bennett. We were hoping to see his new boat but he had taken it to the lake.

In Missoula I found one of the best and some of the oldest engines I ever saw. They belong to Bud King. He wasn't there so I took a couple of nice pictures. He has an old Garr Scott no. 3529, a N&S no. 2940, an old Case portable no. 396, a Rumely, a 20 hp Case, a Tandem Advance, a 30 cat and an old Hart Parr.

I also got to meet Mr. Charles Parr but didn't get to see his collection. Did you know he is related (son I think) to the Parr who started the Hart Parr works?

We left Missoula with 3' of hard packed snow and ice on our car and it stayed there for 3 days. We left no. 10 and headed south at Silver Star, Montana. I took a picture of Lloyd Harkin's collection. He wasn't home and a large sign read, 'These engines not for sale. Keep Out', so we went on.


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