POST CARD


| January/February 1972

  • Restores a pick
    ''Smithy'' R. O. Angle restores a pick to usefulness. Dick does custom ornamental iron work in his shop near Rocky Mount, Virginia. By Dave Egan. Courtesy of Earlene Ritzman, 808 Wertzville Road, Enola, Pennsylvania 17025.
    Dave Egan
  • The third cut on log
    It Shows starting the third cut on log. Taken by Dave Egan, R. D. 5, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania 17055. Courtesy of Earlene Ritzman, 808 Wertzville Road, Enola, Pennsylvania 17025.
    Earlene Ritzman
  • Log is being turned
    Log is being turned stationary engine in background. These above 3 pictures are of the sawmill demonstration at Shenandoah Valley Show at Berryville, Virginia. Taken by Dave Egan, R. D. 5, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania 17055. Courtesy of Earlene Ritzman, 80
    Earlene Ritzman
  • Ransome engine
    A single cylinder 7 HP Ransome, Simms & Jefferies traction engine, weight eleven tons, made in England in 1904. The thresher is a Clayton & Shuttle worth with a five foot drum and fitted with a chaff blower.
  • Case threshers
    These little Case threshers were found on a dealer lot in Central Washington when we first started going to Western Washington Threshing Bees. My understanding is that they were painted up and went out to thresh again, but I don't know where. Courtesy of
    Clyde J. Nichols
  • Steam car
    Picture taken at Bird City in 1970. This is a steam car from Denver1970 Locomobile. This one belongs to J. B. Ho well, Denver, Colorado. (I have an idea that might be Lyle trying it outAnna Mae). Courtesy of Lyle Knerr, Chappell, Nebraska 69129.
    Lyle Knerr
  • Stanley Steamer
    1906 Stanley Steamer owned by Mr. and Mrs. F. B. Bishop, Jr. of Richmond, Virginia. Under construction in the background is grandstand of Clarke County Fairgrounds at Berryville, Virginia. Photo by Dave Egan, R. D. 5, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania 17055. C
    Earlene Ritzman
  • Large Minnie rig threshing

    Clyde J. Nichols
  • Row of large separators
    This row of large separators were taken in the big sky country of Montana. I was told the large separator in the middle was a 44''. Looks to me like a 44 x 64 Minnie and the next one looks to be a large Rumely with a cross fan blowerwhatever it is, it is
    Clyde J. Nichols
  • Paxton 6 HP portable
    Paxton 6 HP portable, built by Harrisburg Car Mfg. Co., Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Owned by Jas. Layton of Federalsburg, Maryland. Picture taken by Dave Egan of R. D. 5, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania 17055. Courtesy of Earlene Ritzman, 808 Wertzville Rd., E
    Earlene Ritzman
  • Off-fall man about to remove slab
    The off-fall man about to remove slab after first cut on large oak tree. Taken by Dave Egan, R. D. 5, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania 17055. Courtesy of Earlene Ritzman, 808 Wertzville Road, Enola, Pennsylvania 17025.
    Earlene Ritzman

  • Restores a pick
  • The third cut on log
  • Log is being turned
  • Ransome engine
  • Case threshers
  • Steam car
  • Stanley Steamer
  • Large Minnie rig threshing
  • Row of large separators
  • Paxton 6 HP portable
  • Off-fall man about to remove slab

The photo was taken at Little River near Geelong in Australia in 1919. The owners were Warren Bros. of Geelong and the driver, Mr. F. W. Warren still attends Steam Rallys.

1948 was the last season the plant worked and most runs lasted 12 to 16 weeks each year. A good days work was about 2,000 bushels of oats. Quite a bit of barley was threshed also each year. The usual team consisted of twelve men, four on the sheaf stack, four on the straw stack, two band cutters and two on the bags. The plant is still in Geelong. Courtesy of Jack Kirkpatrick, BEAUFORT 3373, Victoria, Australia.

Large Minnie rig threshing in Rock Valley, Iowa. Tractor is a 35 x 70 HP Minnie-the separator size was unmarked, but looked to be a 40 inch oversize or a Standard 44 x 64 as it kept 13 bundle wagons on the go all day long. It was said this rig cost $9000.00. so I think it was a special build. I cannot tell a 40 Minnie or Reeves separator from a 44 in Kansas or Iowa as they all use 13 bundle wagons. (Clyde had this in with the two other pictures and requested it be in Iron-Men-Album, so it may be steam, looks like a narrow smokestack on the front but then again it may be gas-that's what it looks like.-Forgive me if I made an error I'm no authority on these monsters, but I've learned a lot in these past years-after all I never knew what they were, until I worked for I. M. A. Anna Mae.) Courtesy of Clyde J. Nichols, 4214-37'th St. So. Seattle, Washington 98118.

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