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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
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Courtesy of Walter C. Bieritz, Route 2, Box 168, Yorkville, Illinois 60560
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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.
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Courtesy of Houston L. Herndon, Box 5363, Sarasota, Florida 33579
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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.
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Courtesy of Ed Vogel, Buhl, Idaho 83316 Bean Loader - red beans.
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Courtesy of Ed Vogel, Buhl, Idaho 83316 Advance Rumely bean machine with extension feeder. Peerless Engine.
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This grain separator was built by Farquhar Company of York, Pennsylvania, No. 205.
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Courtesy of Mr. Ralph Fuller, 615 West 2nd St., Minneapolis, Kansas 67467 This is the Flail Threshing Machine.
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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.
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Courtesy of Ralph C. Fuller 615 West 2nd St., Minneapolis, Kansas 67467
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Courtesy of Mr. Ralph Fuller, 615 West 2nd St., Minneapolis, Kansas 67467 This is the 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

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


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