Farm Collector


By Staff

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


  • Published on Jan 1, 1969
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