PAIR OF CASE 50's IN 1976 YEARBOOK OF AGRICULTURE


| March/April 1977

  • Mary Lonergan
    The crew that disassembled the large 400 HP Special Murrey Corliss Stationary Engine at Whatcheer, Iowa, preparing it for its move to Antique Acres, Inc., north of Cedar Falls, Iowa. Courtesy of Harold Pries, secretary-treasurer of Antique Acres, Inc., R
    Harold Pries
  • Flywheel
    Now there s a flywheel! It belongs to the 400 HP Special. Also pictured is the main base section of the engine. Courtesy of Harold Pries, secretary-treasurer of Antique Acres, Inc., R. #1, 7610 Waverly Road, Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613.
    Harold Pries
  • John Witte

    Mr. Fred Witte
  • Crank shaft
    Loading the large main frame section, crank shaft, crank disc and so forth, in preparation for moving the 400 HP Special to Antique Acres. Courtesy of Harold Pries, secretary-treasurer of Antique Acres, Inc., R. #1, 7610 Waverly Road, Cedar Falls, Iowa 5
    Harold Pries
  • Case Agitater Thresher
    Harold Bupp's 1896 Case Agitater Thresher at the 1976 Portersville Show. (See Show Report in 1976 Nov.-Dec. Gas Engine Magazine.) Courtesy of Tom Downing, R. D. 1, Box 149A, Ellwood City, Pennsylvania 16117.
    Tom Downing
  • 14 HP Frick Engine
    Paul Shetler's 14 HP Frick and Wendell Bintrims 12-36 Case 1911 at the Portersville Show. Courtesy of Tom Downing, R. D. 1, Box 149A, Ellwood City, Pennsylvania 16117.
    Tom Downing

  • Mary Lonergan
  • Flywheel
  • John Witte
  • Crank shaft
  • Case Agitater Thresher
  • 14 HP Frick Engine

Rural Route 1, Avoca, Iowa 51521.

I was honored to see my Case 50 serial #33991, along with Mr. Quentine Shultz, of Griswold, Iowa Case 50 serial #33992 (background in above photo), picture published in the special Bicentennial '1976 Yearbook of Agriculture' titled 'THE FACE OF RURAL AMERICA,' published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Mr. Fred Witte, of Washington, D.C. photographed this scene at the Annual Eshelman South West Iowa Antique Machinery & Threshing Show, at Elliott, Iowa.

For the camera buff, this photo was taken with a 35mm Nikon F2 camera, with 15mm F5.6 Nikkor lens. In this photo, the gentleman on the left is Fred's father, John Witte of Anita, Iowa.



From left to right Mary Lonergan, stockholder; Firmin Rottinghaus, stockholder; Don Gibbons, board of directors; Andrew Fischels, president of Antique Acres, Inc.; Charles Denney, former owner of the Corliss Engine; Marvin Verends, stockholder; Randy Pries, son of the secretary-treasurer of Antique Farms, Inc.; Clifford Johnson, vice-president of Antique Acres, Inc.; Robert Fischels, board of directors; and John Sundermeyer, board of directors and farm manager of Antique Acres, Inc.

In this book 'The Face Of Rural America' in photographs, it tries to tell the life of America as it is today. In the section of Special Events, it depicts such activities as Fairs, Tractor pulls, Rodeo's, & etc., thus I must say I was most honored to see our consecutive CASE 50's pictured on page 130 to represent the many Steam & Antique Farm Machinery Shows across the whole United States.