Past and Present

TRACTION ENGINES AND THRESHERS

| January 2006

  • This threshing scene is from the early 1930s
    Hanna Photo #1 (above): This threshing scene is from the early 1930s. Rev. G. Bright Hanna is the water boy in the center behind the water jug.
  • In the background is a 12 HP Russell owned by Larry Barson at Dale Lewis’ May 2005 birthday party
    Mix Photo #1 (right): In the background is a 12 HP Russell owned by Larry Barson at Dale Lewis’ May 2005 birthday party. Guess who the hippie is – Dale Lewis! From left: Joe Mix, Larry Mix, Ken Lewis and Dale Lewis.
  • Ken Lewis operating Larry Baron’s 12 HP Russell in May 2005
    Mix Photo #2 (left): Ken Lewis operating Larry Baron’s 12 HP Russell in May 2005.
  • Larry Mix’s 16 HP Aultman & Taylor belted to a separator
    Mix Photo #3 (below): Larry Mix’s 16 HP Aultman & Taylor belted to a separator at the Historic Charlton Park 34th Annual Antique Gas and Steam Engine Show, Hastings, Mich., July 8-9, 2005.
  • Joe Mix running their 16 HP Aultman & Taylor on a sawmill
    Mix Photo #4 (right): Joe Mix running their 16 HP Aultman & Taylor on a sawmill at the Historic Charlton Park 34th Annual Antique Gas and Steam Engine Show, Hastings, Mich., July 8-9, 2005.
  • Larry Mix at the operator’s seat running Historic Charlton Park’s 15 HP Westinghouse, engine no. 1863
    Mix Photo #5 (right): Larry Mix at the operator’s seat running Historic Charlton Park’s 15 HP Westinghouse, engine no. 1863.
  • Jerry LaDeere running the 15 HP Westinghouse on a separator
    Mix Photo #6 (below): Jerry LaDeere running the 15 HP Westinghouse on a separator at the Historic Charlton Park 34th Annual Antique Gas and Steam Engine Show, Hastings, Mich., July 8-9, 2005.
  • An 1899 American fire engine on display at the Maryland Steam Historical Society’s 50th Annual Steam and Gas Engine Show
    Kissell Photo #1 (left): An 1899 American fire engine on display at the Maryland Steam Historical Society’s 50th Annual Steam and Gas Engine Show, Sept. 15-18, 2005.
  • Maryland Steam Historical Society’s 50th Annual Steam and Gas Engine Show
    Kissell Photo #2 (right): Maryland Steam Historical Society’s 50th Annual Steam and Gas Engine Show, Sept. 15-18, 2005.
  • A 22-65 HP Keck-Gonnerman at the Maryland Steam Historical Society’s 50th Annual Steam and Gas Engine Show
    Kissell Photo #3: A 22-65 HP Keck-Gonnerman at the Maryland Steam Historical Society’s 50th Annual Steam and Gas Engine Show, Sept. 15-18, 2005.
  • Steam engine row at the Maryland Steam Historical Society’s 50th Annual Steam and Gas Engine Show
    Kissell Photo #4 (above) and #5 (right): Steam engine row at the Maryland Steam Historical Society’s 50th Annual Steam and Gas Engine Show, Sept. 15-18, 2005.
  • An 80 Case owned by the Vouk family
    Vouk Photo #1: An 80 Case owned by the Vouk family, Stephen, Minn. From left: Jim, (at the steering wheel), Jason, Jamie, Alison, Molly and Frank.

  • This threshing scene is from the early 1930s
  • In the background is a 12 HP Russell owned by Larry Barson at Dale Lewis’ May 2005 birthday party
  • Ken Lewis operating Larry Baron’s 12 HP Russell in May 2005
  • Larry Mix’s 16 HP Aultman & Taylor belted to a separator
  • Joe Mix running their 16 HP Aultman & Taylor on a sawmill
  • Larry Mix at the operator’s seat running Historic Charlton Park’s 15 HP Westinghouse, engine no. 1863
  • Jerry LaDeere running the 15 HP Westinghouse on a separator
  • An 1899 American fire engine on display at the Maryland Steam Historical Society’s 50th Annual Steam and Gas Engine Show
  • Maryland Steam Historical Society’s 50th Annual Steam and Gas Engine Show
  • A 22-65 HP Keck-Gonnerman at the Maryland Steam Historical Society’s 50th Annual Steam and Gas Engine Show
  • Steam engine row at the Maryland Steam Historical Society’s 50th Annual Steam and Gas Engine Show
  • An 80 Case owned by the Vouk family

THRESHING MEMORIES IN INDIANA

Rev. G. Bright Hanna, 503 N. Hendricks Ave., Marion, IN 46952, says we asked for old time photos, so he sent us one. Bright writes:

This photo dates back into the early 1930s. I am the water boy behind the water jug in the center. I turned 89 years old the third of September. Only four persons in the photo are still living. The second from the left is my 91-year old brother, the person on the engine wearing the straw hat is 90 years old, and the girl standing on top of the separator is my cousin who is in her 80s. The photo was taken by Glenn Hanna, my father, in Ervin Township, Howard County, Ind. I wish I knew what became of the outfit, but back then machinery wasn't prized as now.

STEAM BIRTHDAY PARTY

Larry Mix, 2075 Coburn Road, Hastings, MI 49058, comes at us with his usual mix of photos. Larry writes:

Here are a few more photos for Steam Traction. Photo #1 was taken at Dale Lewis' "Hippy" birthday party in May 2005. The engine in the background is a 12 HP Russell owned by Larry Barson. From left: Joe Mix, Larry Mix, Ken Lewis and Dale Lewis. I rode my 1941 Harley-Davidson motorcycle to his party.



Photo #2 is Ken Lewis running Larry Barson's 12 HP Russell at Dale Lewis' birthday party May 2005.

Photo #3 is our 16 HP Aultman & Taylor on the separator at the Historic Charlton Park 34th Annual Antique Gas and Steam Engine Show, Hastings, Mich., July 8-9, 2005. Photo #4 is Joe Mix running our 16 HP Aultman & Taylor on the sawmill at the Charlton Park show.