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| January/February 1969

  • Buffalo roller
    Courtesy of F.S. Bennett 51 Arnoldale Road, West Hartford Connecticut 06107 A 1912 Buffalo roller, property of Bob Hungerford, is an additional attraction at the trolley Museum at Warehouse Point, Connecticut.
    F.S. Bennett
  • Buggy at a local rally
    Courtesy of L. V. Nelson, Rosecroft, Lugtrout Lane, Solihull, Warwickshire. L. V. Nelson driving his Steam Buggy at a local rally.
    L. V. Nelson
  • J. Floyd Kings
    Courtesy of Emil F. Svanda, Davis Junction, Illinois 61020 This picture was taken of an unusual looking threshing machine in North Dakota this fall near the threshing show site at New Rockford. Pictured with the machine are Emil Svanda and George Hedtke
    Emil F. Svanda
  • 20 Hp Engine
    Courtesy of Oscar Swedlund, 5921 W. Roscoe St., Chicago, Illinois 60634
    Oscar Swedlund
  • Fred Swanson
    The man by the drive wheel is Carl Swanson, the separator man. Center man is Fred Swanson, the water boy. The tall one, myself, Oscar Swedlund - The Three Swedes. This threshing job was at Oscar Rankins farm in Stronghurst township.
  • Case Steam Engine
    Courtesy of Emil F. Svanda, Davis Junction, Illinois 61020 This picture was taken this summer at the North Central Illinois Steam Power Show at the King Farm, Kings, Illinois. This is George W. Hedtke's 110 HP. Case Steam Engine pulling an 8 bottom P & O
    Emil F. Svanda
  • Davis
    Courtesy of Emil F. Svanda, Davis Junction, Illinois 61020 Pictured here are two snapshots of a two-seated surrey built in, 1893.
    Emil F. Svanda
  • F. Svanda
    Courtesy of Emil F. Svanda, Davis Junction, Illinois 61020 Pictured here are two snapshots of a two-seated surrey built in, 1893
    Emil F. Svanda
  • Gas engine
    Picture to the right is an exhibit of an old fashion gas engine operating a pump for pumping water was as once done on most farms. The engine, owned by Reuben Boettcher Lydia, of came from Michigan in 1918. Sponsored by the Scott-Carver Old Thresher's Ass
  • Gigantic steam cannon
    Courtesy of J. R. Henry, 174 LeBrun Road, Buffalo, New York 14226 Modern day explorers reconstruct the past atop the gigantic steam cannon on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, The huge gun, built during the Spanish-American War was fired by steam and wa
    J. R. Henry
  • Steam and Gas Festival
    Courtesy of Florian C. Karl, Jordan, Minnesota 55352 We thank Keith M. Thaves, Publisher of the Jordan Independent for giving us the use of pictures and data used in his newspaper of the Steam and Gas Festival near Jordan this summer. Picture is a scene
    Florian C. Karl
  • 22 Hp Engine
    Courtesy of Harry Hall, 223 High St. S. E., Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102 This 22 Hp. Wood Brothers Engine is Number 300 and was built in 1915.
    Harry Hall

  • Buffalo roller
  • Buggy at a local rally
  • J. Floyd Kings
  • 20 Hp Engine
  • Fred Swanson
  • Case Steam Engine
  • Davis
  • F. Svanda
  • Gas engine
  • Gigantic steam cannon
  • Steam and Gas Festival
  • 22 Hp Engine

Which annually is used to carry the 'Queen of the Threshing Bee', at the North Central Illinois Steam Power Show, Kings, Illinois. Mrs. Donald Wolf, commonly know as 'Honey Wolf' of Aurora, Illinois was selected as 'Queen' of the 1968 show. She rode through the parade on the two-seated surrey on Sunday, August 11 and Sunday August 18, holding on her lap a bouquet of natural field flowers that were arranced neatly in a small bundle of oats. The two-seated surrey was decorated with harvest colors and was pulled by a small team of bay horses. The team driver and owner was Mr. Edd Hoelzer of Rochelle, Illinois. Mrs. Wolf is a great collector of ancient household items and is an enthusiastic worker annually at the show.

Note the double riveted lap joint seam of the boiler. Built in Iowa, the Wood Bros., Engines held a special memory for those present at the Mt. Pleasant Association Show. Miss Helen Wood, whose father was the engine builder, was present to conduct a Memorial Service for him. The engine is owned by Dallas E. Kerr, of Montrose, Iowa.

The vehicle is based on an Austin Taxi Chassis. All transmission parts are standard automotive. Power Unit is a Merryweather type B Boiler, Teak and Brass bound, driving a converted Merryweather Pump Engine. Cylinder 5' dia by 4' stroke double-acting non-reversing Belt driven to the clutch shaft giving a speed of about 18 m.p.h. with hard bituminous coal the Merryweather Boiler will evaporate up to 350 lbs per hour. The Roller at the rear is an Aveling and porter 10 ton double cylinder compound engine.

Two pictures sent to us by Oscar who says: 'I am a subscriber and reader of the IMA and also a visitor at Mt. Pleasant, Iowa every year, although I live in Chicago. I was raised in Gladstone, Illinois. These photos are of the rig that I operated fro seven threshing seasons, beside clover hulling, silo filling, corn shredding and corn shelling, so you see the engine done a lot of belt work beside a lot of road traveling. It is a J. I. Case 1910 model, 20 Hp. engine and HO 'Case Separator. I don't remember the engine serial number. Owner of the rig was U. Grant White of Gladstone, Illinois. We usually had about a months run of shock threshing and about three weeks stack threshing.



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