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Photo is courtesy of John J. Holp, Jr. of Arcanum, Ohio 45304.
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Photo courtesy of Jay Hurley, Sheperdstown, West Virginia 25443.
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Photo courtesy of Arlo Jurney, F3-520-75 Ave. S.W., Calgary, Alta. Canada T2V 0S2.

The above is a crude representation of the steam piano with
which THE AMERICAN THRESHERMAN is entertaining its friends at the
fairs along with other attractions. Threshermen are interested in
machinery which pertains to their business and those attending the
fairs are invited to call and inspect this latest invention in
steam calliopes. The music from this instrument, instead of being
harsh and coarse, can be as soft as a flute and yet loud enough to
satisfy everyone. It is the music which users of steam power will
greatly appreciate

The above photo, taken in Spring of 1879 is the Farm Machinery
Hall of the J. I. Case & Company. J. R. McLaughlin, Fargo, D.
T., was the agent at this time. Credit for this photo is given to
F. Jay Haynes, photographer, the Haynes Foundation Collection, and
the Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.

The above panoramic photograph was taken by Douglas B. Chadwick
of Circuit Panoramic Photographs, Rt. 2, Box 21, Buckeye, West
Virginia 24924 (Phone 304-799-6097). The scene is Rough and Tumble
Engineers reunion in Kinzers, Pennsylvania in August of 1983.
Chadwick tells us that the photos were made with an old rotating
panoramic camera manufactured by Folmer and Schwing between 1900
and 1940, and the photos resemble those made in the 1930’s by a
similar camera, only today the prints are in color. Chadwick would
be interested in photographing other steam shows, so interested
people might want to contact him at the above address. This is one
of 3 taken at the Rough and Tumble Showothers show tractors and gas
engines. (Actual size of the photograph is about 40′ x

A 1907 Reeves 32 x 110 HP, cross compound motor, with a Garr
Scott separator. This was one of the threshing outfits owned by W.
H. Jurney & Sons (my grandfather, father and uncles). This
picture was taken at Vulcan, Alberta.

Shown is a print from Mr. Russell Peck (right center) now 89
years young. The picture was taken on the Moses J. Peck farm 7
miles north of Hancock, MD in 1908. Russ is retired from a career
as an explosives expert and still lives near the family farm.


Pictured is a 22 HP Advance, built in 1907. Engine number is
10986. Stainless steel jacket.

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