POST CARD


| January/February 1968

  • Avery outfit
    Courtesy of R. G. Culp, 1429 Boswell Street, Crete, Nebraska. This is an Avery outfit threshing wheat near Crete, Nebraska.
    R. G. Culp
  • Steam Mill Engine
    Courtesy of Houston L. Herndon, Box 5363, Sarasota, Florida 33579. Steam Mill Engine salvaged from a Gava jelly factory, driving cut-off Saw. Owned by Harry Blackrick, Oneco, Fla. Will be operating at the Florida American Royal Gas and Steam Engine ROUND-
    Houston L. Herndon
  • Live Steam Models
    Courtesy of Houston L. Hernon, Box 5363, Sarasota, Florida 33579. Table of Live Steam Models - shown is a walking beam engine, a return flue Huber and grain Separator. Will be running at the Florida American Royal Steam and Gas Engine ROUND-UP February 10
    Houston L. Hernon
  • Nichols & Shepard engine
    Courtesy of Floyd Perleberg, Rt. 3, Box 154, Willmar, Minnesota 56201. This is a 35-120 H.P. Nichols & Shepard engine on lowboy as we moved it to Minnesota from Kansas in 1960, about 900 miles. The photo was taken in Watertown, South Dakota.
    Floyd Perleberg
  • Big saw
    Courtesy of Ed Beckwith, Kent, Ohio 44240. 115 Hp. Engine on big saw at the Burton, Ohio Meet in August of 1967. My camera is a 1905 Kodak.
    Ed Beckwith
  • Amish threshing
    Courtesy of Ed Beckwith, Kent, Ohio 44240. Amish threshing at Burton, Ohio Meet in August of 1967.
    Ed Beckwith
  • Case 65 engine
    Courtesy of A. E. Johnson, R. D. 2, Marion, New York. This restored beautiful Case 65 belongs to Willis E. Fisher, Dillsburg, Pennsylvania. Picture was taken at the Williams Grove Steam Engine Meet. The engine is belted to the Baker Fan. This engine also
    A. E. Johnson
  • Advance engine
    Courtesy of Florian C. Karl, Jordan, Minnesota 55325. This is William Oleander's 22-26 Hp. Advance engine at the Scott-Carver County Thresher Bee on August 5 and 6th, 1967 at Jordan, Minnesota.
    Florian C. Karl
  • Steam engine
    Courtesy of Harry Bonnema, LeMars, Iowa 51031. This picture was taken in the summer of 1967 while on vacation. The steam engine is at a park in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Maybe someone in that town could fill us in on the make, year, horsepower, etc. and
    Harry Bonnema
  • Pacific-type locomotive
    Courtesy- of Harry Bonnema, LeMars, Iowa 51031. ''This Pacific-type locomotive is a gift to the Community of Sioux City from the Great Northern Railway Company. Designated ''Old Chief Iron Horse'' in the official resolution of acceptance. No. 1355 was ded
    Harry Bonnema
  • Keek Gonnerman steam engine
    Courtesy of Timothy Mathis, 501 North Main Street, Pinckneyville, Illinois 62274. I am thirteen years old and own a Keek Gonnerman steam engine and a Red River Special separator. Sorry to say, the engine has a hole in the bottom of the flue sheet and the
    Timothy Mathis

  • Avery outfit
  • Steam Mill Engine
  • Live Steam Models
  • Nichols & Shepard engine
  • Big saw
  • Amish threshing
  • Case 65 engine
  • Advance engine
  • Steam engine
  • Pacific-type locomotive
  • Keek Gonnerman steam engine

'No. 1355 was built by Baldwin in 1909 as a 10-wheel type coal burner, having a four wheel engine truck followed by six driving wheels. Subsequently it was converted to an oil burner and modified to a Pacific-type locomotive with the addition of two trailing wheels under the cab. The Pacific is an historic engine used widely throughout the United States. Old 1355 saw many colorful years of service, speeding such famous passenger trains as the Oriental Limited over Great Northern's main line to the North Pacific Coast.

'This locomotive, with its tender, weighs 164 tons and is 77 feet long; diameter of the driving wheels is 73 inches; and height from rail to top of stack is 15 feet 3 inches.'

Here is a picture of my engine for which I need a new smoke ring, door and smoke stack. I would appreciate it if someone could tell me where I could obtain these articles. It has a lap seam boiler and the engine is about 16 horse. The reason I need all that new apparatus for the front is because mine was lost when the engine went through a bridge. About all I can tell you about the separator is that it has a 22' cylinder and needs a new Rockwood pully 6/2' in diameter and 6' across the face.

I live in a steam community as there are 6 engines and American Threshermen Show Headquarters here. I learned just about all I know about steam from my best friend, Clem Baudison, who died Friday, May 19,1967, after a long sickness.



I first took interest in steam when I was in fourth grade. Two years ago I got a job firing for Mr. Baudison and last year I fired part-time for Arnold Knopp of Campbell Hill. This year I plan to fire my own engine if I can get it welded and passed by the state.

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