POST CARD


| January/February 1966

  • Pan used to put dirt
    Courtesy of Robert Koenig, Chase burg, Wisconsin. This is the pan they use to put dirt around it and turn the steam on to kill the weeds and it warms the ground up so when the tobacco seeds are sprouted, they seed them in and put the cover over to keep th
    Robert Koenig
  • 25 hp Minneapolis Engine
    Courtesy of Robert Koenig, Chase burg, Wisconsin Rudie Skaaland, blacksmith; Walter Dummer, helper; Walter Brosinski, on engine; Albert Krause, on water tender; son and Dad Richard Hoverson are the farmers where the tobacco beds are steamed for weeds. As
    Robert Koenig
  • Avery separator
    Courtesy of Mr. Elmo J. Mahoney, Dorrance, Kansas. This picture was taken in September of 1910. It is an Avery 42 x 70 special built separator with 16 bar cylinder with an Avery Low-down feeder for headed grain threshing. The feeder was invented by my fat
    Elmo J. Mahoney
  • Bucyrus Erie Steam Shovel
    Courtesy of D. Ross Johnson, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This is a 1927 Bucyrus Erie, 1 cubic yard, steam shovel, completely restored. It is displayed and operated at STEAM-ERA at Milton, Ontario, Canada.
    Ross Johnson
  • Frick Company trademark
    Courtesy of Mr. Hollis Cortelyou, Higgins, Texas. While employed by the U.S. Government at Wichita, Kansas during the war from 1942-45, a friend, Chas. Price, made a cut out depicting Frick Company trademark. This consists of two parts of 21' white p
    Hollis Cortelyou
  • Frick portable steam engine
    Courtesy of Mr. T. W. Smith, Box 131, Yanceyville, North Carolina. Here is a picture of my Frick portable steam engine and boiler, # 11992, engine $ 15878. I would appreciate knowing if anyone, had any information on the year of manufacture on this.
    T. W. Smith
  • Tom Mahoney's outfit
    Courtesy of Mr. Elmo J. Mahoney, Dorrance, Kansas. This picture was taken in August 1930. It shows Tom Mahoney's outfit threshing headed grain near Dorrance, Kansas. It is a 42 x 70, 16 bar special built Separator and a 45 x 65 Avery Tractor. This outfit
    Elmo J. Mahoney
  • 22 HP Advance Rumely
    Courtesy of Mr. Don Grilley, Deering, North Dakota. Here is a picture of our 22 HP Advance Rumely.
    Don Grilley
  • 16 bar Avery Separator
    Courtesy of Mr. Elmo J. Mahoney, Dorrance, Kansas. This picture was taken in 1911. It is a 42 x 70 special built 16 bar Avery Separator with an Avery Low-down feeder which was invented by my father for which he received a royalty of $5.00 a piece. The 16
    Elmo J. Mahoney
  • Home made Engine
    Courtesy of Mr. Gusty Shampel,1326 Baird Ave., Cambridge, Ohio. Here is a picture of a home made engine. The boiler is 30 x 10 size, engine bore 2 x 4 and it has three whistles.
    Gusty Shampel
  • W-6 McCormack-Deering tractor
    Courtesy of Harold J. Stewart, 1308 Quaker Road, East Aurora, New York.
    Harold J. Stewart
  • 18 HP Peerless Engine
    Courtesy of Haston L. St. Clair, 7511 Paseo, Kansas City 31, Mo. Here is a picture of Noah Corn's 18 HP Peerless grading the roads in Jackson County, Missouri, preparing them for oiling in 1924. Mr. Kline is operating the grader.
    Haston L. St. Clair
  • Stationary engine
    Courtesy of Mr. Don Grilley, Deering, North Dakota. This machine was built and operated by Liston Grider, Rugby, North Dakota. It is propelled on the ground by the engine next to the upright boiler. At present, he has six stationary steam engines mounted
    Don Grilley
  • Jason Kline
    Courtesy of Haston L. St. Clair, 7511 Paseo, Kansas City 31, Mo. Here is a picture of Jason Kline standing by his separator loaded and ready to go home. The boy is his grandson.
    Haston L. St. Clair
  • Ethel Lynn Smith
    Courtesy of Mrs. Ethel Lynn Smith, R. 1, Box 462, Brazil, Indiana. No information on this one, but it is a nice picture from the yesterday years. - Anna Mae
    Ethel Lynn Smith

  • Pan used to put dirt
  • 25 hp Minneapolis Engine
  • Avery separator
  • Bucyrus Erie Steam Shovel
  • Frick Company trademark
  • Frick portable steam engine
  • Tom Mahoney's outfit
  • 22 HP Advance Rumely
  • 16 bar Avery Separator
  • Home made Engine
  • W-6 McCormack-Deering tractor
  • 18 HP Peerless Engine
  • Stationary engine
  • Jason Kline
  • Ethel Lynn Smith

A photo of the thresher my brother and I operated for over 20 years at East Aurora, New York. Our route extended over the. better part of four townships. It was first operated by a large 4 cylinder cross-motor Case which was traded for a W-6 McCormack-Deering, a very fast and good tractor. The separator wore out 3 tractors and is at present running on another route farther south where its too hilly for combines. We also had a Int. Harvester baler and corn shredder plus a large silo filler. Before I ran with my brother for ourselves I worked for another man who had a 4-5 Int. Kerosene Mogul. I have never owned a steam outfit though when I was a boy they were all we had around here and I always liked them very much. I belong to the New York State Steam Engine Assn., and attended their first show.

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