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| January/February 1958

  • Well drilling outfit

  • Rowland Williams

  • Advance-Rumely
    Nearly all the ALBUM readers know this is Marcus Leonard, of Salina, Kansas. One of the best loved men, of the Steam Engine Hobbyists. He is quite active and his mind is clear as a bell. A very interesting conversationalist and he knows a lot of facts abo
  • 16 hp. Huber
    W. T. Richards of Grantville, Ohio, threshing at home, 1956. A 16 hp. Huber No. 11535 of 1920 and a Baker 28 separator of 1930. John Hankinson is handling the engine. See Mr. Richardson's letter.
  • Quilt the Ladies
    Here is a picture of the quilt the Ladies of the Bough and Tumble Engineers Association, Kinzers, Pennsylvania, quilted during the 1957 Reunion. It was auctioned off at the close of the Reunion and netted $70.00. The pictures are oil paint and drawn by Mr
    Mr. John S. Kaufman
  • steam engine carton
    Reunion Gems-- Mr. Glessner is the man who traveled with me to Pontiac and Mt. Pleasant Reunions this year (1957). He is a cartoonist and very much interested in the steam engine. His business is Public Relations Man for the United Gas Improvement Company
    Elmer
  • Oil Pull tractor.
    Mr. Henry Peterson of Baltic, South Dakota, sends us this picture of his 20x35 Rumely Oil Pull tractor. Bought new in 1929 and has always been shedded when not in use. It looks like new.
    Henry Peterson
  • Mr. C. M. Reed
    Mr. C. M. Reed, 426 Margaret Street, Akron 6, Ohio, just returned from seven months duty in the Orient. He represents the Stardrill-Keystone Company, Well Drilling Manufacturers. He sends us this picture of a rice threshing floor in the Philippines, where
  • Mr. J. Bullock
    Mr. J. Bullock, 5309 Susan street, Flint, Michigan, at the throttle of the 1 scale Hudson belonging to Mr. Seeley Randal of Flint. Michigan. Nice coins.
  • Unidentified engine
    Mr. Eugene A. Hake of Stage Road, R. D. 2, Akron, New York, tells the story of this engine. See his letter.
  • Old time scene
    Here is an old time scene that looks good. Courtesy of Mr. E. A. Pelton, of Grand Lodge, Michigan
    Mr. E. A. Pelton
  • Minneapolis engine
    The picture was taken in 1914 on the Tom Pendry farm, Pamistrom, North Dakota. 35 hp. double geared Minneapolis engine and an Avery 42-70 separator. Mr. Edw. Rosenthal (sitting on the engine) of New Douglas, Ill., loaned us the picture.
  • Participants in Minnesota Steam Club
    Participants in the West Central Minnesota Steam Club. Reading from left to right: Ralph Melby, George Melby, Nels Fossan, and Kennetht Bratwold.
  • Parkin & Hunt Threshing Crew
    Parkin & Hunt Threshing Crew of 1895. Man on the extreme left is Lee Hunt and the man second from right is William Parkin. Taken on the Nellie Waldemier farm, three miles east of Manito, Ill. Courtesy of Donald Parkin, of Manito, Illinois.
    Donald Parkin
  • 25 hp. Advance Rumely
    Melby Brothers and Paul on their 25 hp. Advance Rumely at the West Central Minnesota Steam Club Reunion.
  • Steam launch Clermont
    Steam launch Clermont owned by William W. Willock, Sr., of Syosset, New York, and located at Seal Cove, Maine. Length 20' 6 vertical boiler coal fired. 100 PSI WP. Engine 2 cylinder simple 2x2.

  • Well drilling outfit
  • Rowland Williams
  • Advance-Rumely
  • 16 hp. Huber
  • Quilt the Ladies
  • steam engine carton
  • Oil Pull tractor.
  • Mr. C. M. Reed
  • Mr. J. Bullock
  • Unidentified engine
  • Old time scene
  • Minneapolis engine
  • Participants in Minnesota Steam Club
  • Parkin & Hunt Threshing Crew
  • 25 hp. Advance Rumely
  • Steam launch Clermont

This well drilling: outfit was owned and operated by Mr. Edward D. Everly, living- five miles south of Ash Grove, Missouri, in the Sycamore district, this photograph was taken about 1897 drilling this well for Mr. W. T. Chandler, at his residence in Ash Grove, Missouri. Drilled night and day, the well is 330 feet deep. The six horse power Nichols & Shepard Steam Traction Engine, and Saint Louis Well Drill were purchased new. Mr. Everly made the trip to Kansas City, Missouri, where he purchased the engine new from Nichols & Shepard Company. The new engine was used by the Company to unload machinery from the freight cars, to the docks, then to the warehouse. This was a real nice efficient drilling outfit. The writer of this description personally saw the rig. Charles L. Leeper, Ash Grove, Missouri

Rowland Williams (Boly), brother of F. L. Williams, at age 11 operating his first real mechanical adventure. The boiler could be steamed from cold in 3 to 5 minutes. It was used quite advantageously, pulling a garden plow, pumping water up a 40 foot bank from the river for irrigating purposes. It maintained a 2 inch stream in this work. It was also used for sawing down trees and also sawing trees up into stove wood lengths. This picture was taking in 1917. Rowland is now in the Air Force serving in England. The engine was built by the father on a foot powered lathe and the boys still have it.