Past and Present

TRACTION ENGINES AND THRESHERS

| July 2006

  • A side view of Dave Kemler’s Advance and separator.
    Mix Photo #2: A side view of Dave Kemler’s Advance and separator.
  • James Russell operating Dave Kemler’s 20 HP Advance.
    Mix Photo #1 (left): James Russell operating Dave Kemler’s 20 HP Advance.
  • Larry Mix operating Dave Kemler’s 20 HP Advance.
    Mix Photo #3 (above): Larry Mix operating Dave Kemler’s 20 HP Advance.
  • Joe Mix operating Dave Kemler’s 16 HP Gaar-Scott.
    Mix Photo #5 (right): Joe Mix operating Dave Kemler’s 16 HP Gaar-Scott.
  • Kevin Hayslett’s Keck-Gonnerman taking its turn on the separator.
    Mix Photo #4 (above): Kevin Hayslett’s Keck-Gonnerman taking its turn on the separator.
  • The engine inside the steam shovel.
    Mix Photo #7: The engine inside the steam shovel.
  • A steam shovel located in Missouri.
    Mix Photo #6: A steam shovel located in Missouri.
  • Bob Andren with a Marshall, Sons & Co. steam engine.
    Andren Photo #1: Bob Andren with a Marshall, Sons & Co. steam engine.
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  • Finding out there wasn’t enough mechanical advantage with the John Deere 830, another pulley was found for a 4-to-1 advantage.
    Hough Photo #3 (left): Finding out there wasn’t enough mechanical advantage with the John Deere 830, another pulley was found for a 4-to-1 advantage.
  • The use of a John Deere 830 diesel was the first attempt for the barn extraction and downhill jaunt of the 20 HP Advance-Rumely.
    Hough Photos #1 and #2 (left and below left): The use of a John Deere 830 diesel was the first attempt for the barn extraction and downhill jaunt of the 20 HP Advance-Rumely.
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  • Pulling the Advance-Rumely off a lowboy with a 1924 Rumely Model R OilPull.
    Hough Photo #4 (left): Pulling the Advance-Rumely off a lowboy with a 1924 Rumely Model R OilPull.

  • A side view of Dave Kemler’s Advance and separator.
  • James Russell operating Dave Kemler’s 20 HP Advance.
  • Larry Mix operating Dave Kemler’s 20 HP Advance.
  • Joe Mix operating Dave Kemler’s 16 HP Gaar-Scott.
  • Kevin Hayslett’s Keck-Gonnerman taking its turn on the separator.
  • The engine inside the steam shovel.
  • A steam shovel located in Missouri.
  • Bob Andren with a Marshall, Sons & Co. steam engine.
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  • Finding out there wasn’t enough mechanical advantage with the John Deere 830, another pulley was found for a 4-to-1 advantage.
  • The use of a John Deere 830 diesel was the first attempt for the barn extraction and downhill jaunt of the 20 HP Advance-Rumely.
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  • Pulling the Advance-Rumely off a lowboy with a 1924 Rumely Model R OilPull.

FILLING DAD'S SHOES

Joe Mix, 2075 Coburn Road, Hastings, MI 49058, fills in for his dad, Larry Mix, this time around and sends us some photos. Joe writes:

My dad had these photos laid out to mail, but he has been busy working on our engines. Anyway, I thought I would send them for him.

Photo #1: This photo was taken at Dave Kemler's Threshing Day in October 2005, Stanton, Mich. Our good friend James Russell of Oblong, Ill., is operating Dave's 20 HP Advance. I'm standing next to the engine. Photo #2 is a side view of the 20 HP Advance and the separator. Photo #3 is my dad operating Dave's 20 HP Advance on the separator. Photo #4: Kevin Hayslett's Keck-Gonnerman taking its turn on the separator at Dave Kemler's Threshing Day, October 2005. Kevin just got this engine back together the night before, he did a real nice job.

Photo #5: Here I am operating Dave's 16 HP Gaar-Scott. This is a real nice running engine.



Photo #6: We took this photo last year when we were in Missouri. It is a nice looking steam shovel, looks like it wouldn't take much to put it to work. This is the engine (Photo #7) in the steam shovel.

MARSHALL, SONS & CO.

Bob Andren, 11995 Awhai Ranch Road, Ojai, CA 93023; (805) 525-2583 (e-mail: bobkandren@verizon.net), visited South America. Bob writes: