PAST AND PRESENT

STEAM ENGINE & THRESHING MACHINES

| May/June 2003

  • Advance-Rumely engine
    Kennedy Photo #1: Bob Kennedy's Advance-Rumely on the belt.
  • Gear springs

  • Geiser engine
    A cut from Geiser's 1905 catalog shows Geiser's patented ''crownsheet protector,'' designed to ensure water covered the crown sheet regardless of terrain.
  • Geiser's engine
    Bos image #7: Geiser drawing featured at the 1893 Chicago Exposition.
  • Straw burning engine
    Spalding photo # 1 An unidentified return-flue, straw burning engine possibly a 16 HP Case
  • J.D. McNamar engine
    Spalding Photo #2; The bottom of this photo is marked, ''Werner Bros. Marshall, Minn.'' No other identification is supplied.
  • Return-flue traction engine
    Spalding Photo #3: Another unidentified return-flue traction engine. The photo is marked ''2-11-1949,'' but no other information is given.
  • Portable steam engine

  • 65 HP Case and scale sawmill
    Laschanzky Photo #1: E.J. Laschanzky's scale 65 HP Case and scale sawmill.
  • Farquhar sawmill
    Weimer Photo #1: The Farquhar sawmill in the process of being set up on the grounds of the Chickentown Gas and Steam Association.
  • Steam engine and General Electric generator
    Scanlan Photo #1: Ideal steam engine and General Electric generator. Both date to about 1900.
  • Farquhar sawmill
    Weimer Photo #2: Joe Thrash running the Farquhar sawmill with his 18 HP Frick.
  • Ideal engine

  • Engine
    Gladowski Photo #7; Ed wonders if anyone can identify this engine.
  • Fusible plug on old Frick boiler
    Derting Photo #1: Welded stays and fusible plug on old Frick boiler used for steaming tobacco beds.

  • Advance-Rumely engine
  • Gear springs
  • Geiser engine
  • Geiser's engine
  • Straw burning engine
  • J.D. McNamar engine
  • Return-flue traction engine
  • Portable steam engine
  • 65 HP Case and scale sawmill
  • Farquhar sawmill
  • Steam engine and General Electric generator
  • Farquhar sawmill
  • Ideal engine
  • Engine
  • Fusible plug on old Frick boiler

ADVANCE-RUMELY

Bob Kennedy, 601 W. 29th St., Atlantic, IA 50022, sends in a few interesting pictures this issue. Bob writes:

I am enclosing a picture or my Advance-Rumely engine, number 14992. I will be 80 in 2004 and will probably sell it then. We put the rubber tread on the wheels so we could participate in parades our first trip took six and a half hours, and we had a fire truck bringing the water. It can still saw wood and thresh.

Kennedy Photo #2: Threshing with a portable steam engine on the Byrd Pearce farm, Lewis, Iowa, date unknown, engine unknown. This appears to be a very early photo.

The threshing photo showing loose oat stacks to be thrown up on top and into the machine was taken west of Lewis, Iowa, on the Byrd Pearce farm. The date is unknown, but it was most likely before 1867, which was when the binder came out.



Also I need information on a Roberts duplex water pump, and would appreciate hearing form anyone who knows something about them. And finally, I might add to the old threshing stories- we last used the steam engine in 1939. Which cupcakes became popular, one of the helpers had not heard of them yet and ate theirs-paper and all. Your magazine is most enjoyable.

SCALE STEAMING

E.J. Laschanzky 9617 E. 26th St., Tulsa, OK 74129-7009, has been steaming most of his life, and this issue he sends in a photo of a scale Case and a scale sawmill he built E.J.writes:



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