Past and Present

STEAM TRACTORS AND FRIENDS

| September 2005

  • The late Fay Orr’s Aultman & Taylor 30-60 at the Will County, Ill., show.
    Ross Photo #1 (above): The late Fay Orr’s Aultman & Taylor 30-60 at the Will County, Ill., show.
  • This Titan 30-60, owned by Ed Schmitgal, had just been restored and was up and running at its first show.
    Ross Photo #2 (right): This Titan 30-60, owned by Ed Schmitgal, had just been restored and was up and running at its first show.
  • Dennis “Denny” Smalley, who passed away on March 7, 2005.
    Schrock Photo #1 (above): Dennis “Denny” Smalley, who passed away on March 7, 2005.
  • Shown is a Aultman & Taylor 30-60 (far left) and a Flour City 40-70
    Ross Photo #3 (left): Shown is a Aultman & Taylor 30-60 (far left) and a Flour City 40-70. The photo was taken right after John Ross and friends had gotten both of them running.
  • The starting of the Flour City 40-70, which a John Deere D was used.
    Ross Photo #4 (below): The starting of the Flour City 40-70, which a John Deere D was used.

  • The late Fay Orr’s Aultman & Taylor 30-60 at the Will County, Ill., show.
  • This Titan 30-60, owned by Ed Schmitgal, had just been restored and was up and running at its first show.
  • Dennis “Denny” Smalley, who passed away on March 7, 2005.
  • Shown is a Aultman & Taylor 30-60 (far left) and a Flour City 40-70
  • The starting of the Flour City 40-70, which a John Deere D was used.

AN AULTMAN & TAYLOR AND A TITAN

Regular contributor John Ross, P.O. Box 751, Hebron, IN 46341 is back again, gracing us with yet more of his great memories of early steam and threshing shows. This time he shares show photos from Illinois and Indiana. John writes:

Enclosed are some photos I took at different shows 20 to 25 years ago.

Photo #1 is the late Fay Orr's early Aultman & Taylor square radiator 30-60 at the Will County, Ill., show. Fay lived in Momence, Ill.

Photo #2 is of a Titan 30-60 owned by Ed Schmitgal of Tiskilwa, Ill. - just restored and running at its first show.



Photo #3 is of a late Aultman & Taylor 30-60 and a Flour City 40-70 behind the museum at LaCrosse, Ind., just after we got them both running. Later that afternoon we made a round with each tractor pulling a 10-bottom plow. That summer we took the 40-70 to Northern Indiana Power of the Past and onto Valparaiso, Ind., for our Labor Day show. The Flour City has both a forward and a reverse clutch, and is unique in the belt pulley can be run either way. Can you imagine the looks of the crowd on a Baker fan when you stop going one way and change the direction at will?

Photo #4 shows us starting the 40-70 with a late John Deere D at our Valparaiso show.



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