POST CARD


| January/February 1969

  • Accommodation train
    Courtesy of Miller R. Hutchinson, Jr., 1275 Clover Street, Rochester, New York 14610 A wood cut of the old steam-hauled accommodation train. Mr. Hutchinson says he doesn't remember just where he happened to get the wood cut but thought the readers would e
    Miller R. Hutchinson
  • Load of bundles
    Courtesy of Walter C. Bieritz, Route 2, Box 168, Yorkville, Illinois 60560
    Walter C. Bieritz
  • Advance Rumely Oilpull
    Courtesy of Diedrich L. Dalke, 14 Auburn Court, Alexandria, Virginia 22305 Advance Rumely which I operated 1921 and 1924 at Osborn, Kansas. The children are my two daughters, Marlene and Muriel (sitting on stool). The engine belonged to Mr. Griffith.
    Diedrich L. Dalke
  • Grist Mill
    Courtesy of Houston L. Herndon, Box 5363, Sarasota, Florida 33579
    Houston L. Herndon
  • Gust Horrmann
    Courtesy of Gust Horrmann, R.D. 2, Hutchinson, Minnesota 55350 A picture of my friend, Joe Rynda. I have known him for thirty years. He has over fifty steamers in his yard. He lives west 1/2 mile of Montgomery, Minnesota.
    Gust Horrmann
  • Bean Loader
    Courtesy of Ed Vogel, Buhl, Idaho 83316 Bean Loader - red beans.
    Ed Vogel
  • Peerless Engine
    Courtesy of Ed Vogel, Buhl, Idaho 83316 Advance Rumely bean machine with extension feeder. Peerless Engine.
    Ed Vogel
  • Grain separator
    This grain separator was built by Farquhar Company of York, Pennsylvania, No. 205.
  • Flail Threshing Machine
    Courtesy of Mr. Ralph Fuller, 615 West 2nd St., Minneapolis, Kansas 67467 This is the Flail Threshing Machine.
    Mr. Ralph Fuller
  • Dig Plow
    Courtesy of James N. Duggar, 1521 Sherman Place, Long Beach, California 90804 This plow was built by W.G. Souther in 1874. It is a Souther Dig Plow and was used for canal work, pulled by eighty oxen.
    James N. Duggar
  • C. Fuller
    Courtesy of Ralph C. Fuller 615 West 2nd St., Minneapolis, Kansas 67467
    Ralph C. Fuller
  • Marsh Harvester
    Courtesy of Mr. Ralph Fuller, 615 West 2nd St., Minneapolis, Kansas 67467 This is the Marsh Harvester.
    Mr. Ralph Fuller

  • Accommodation train
  • Load of bundles
  • Advance Rumely Oilpull
  • Grist Mill
  • Gust Horrmann
  • Bean Loader
  • Peerless Engine
  • Grain separator
  • Flail Threshing Machine
  • Dig Plow
  • C. Fuller
  • Marsh Harvester

This boiler is a 'Wood, Taber and Morse' six horsepower. The engine is not the original. It is a Byers, reversible with Gardner governor. A very good runner. Am thinking of making it into a traction. I have threshed grain with it too. It is under pressure here as I just finished sawing up an elm tree that had died in our yard as many of them did during our long hot drought of the past summer here. The one back of me is no exception.

MEADOWS STONE BURR Grist Mill 24', Style 4, s/n 5260. Restored and owned by Houston L. Herndon. Will be operating February 8th and 9th, 1969, at the FLORIDA AMERICAN ROYAL STEAM AND GAS ROUND-UP.

I don't know how I missed it before but I did--anyway just the other day while looking through back issues--in the Jan-Feb 1967 one, I see there a Mr. Amos Klingler of Bufton, Ohio would like to see a picture of a load of bundles, so here is one of mine. This picture was taken in 1935 and the crop was oats and the load threshed out close to 130 bushels. The oats here was heavy that year, but what helped besides that was that this wagon running gear was the newest low load thing from Montgomery Wards, with sealed roller bearing wheels still on steel, not rubber tires. The floor of the rack therefore was about a foot lower than conventional racks and it was also built a little wider and longer. To load this, I used an extra long handled pitch fork. I got a new Polaroid camera with a print copy attachment for my birthday so I'll get you a lot of interesting plowing match pictures from back in the early 1920's. The negatives have been lost to all these pictures and they are too priceless to take a chance on getting lost by sending to a photo studio, so now I can take care of it.

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