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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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.
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Mr. Eugene A. Hake of Stage Road, R. D. 2, Akron, New York, tells the story of this engine. See his letter.
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Here is an old time scene that looks good. Courtesy of Mr. E. A. Pelton, of Grand Lodge, Michigan
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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.
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Participants in the West Central Minnesota Steam Club. Reading from left to right: Ralph Melby, George Melby, Nels Fossan, and Kennetht Bratwold.
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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.
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Melby Brothers and Paul on their 25 hp. Advance Rumely at the West Central Minnesota Steam Club Reunion.
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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.

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.

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