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Something A Little Different...

| January/February 1998

In a 1913 Russell & Company catalog (No. 71), we found this illustration of a Russell engine with locomotive engineer's cab. 'It is built in the most substantial manner of thoroughly seasoned lumber, the frame mortised and tenoned and bolted together. The sides and front are of matched lumber and the openings in front and side fitted with sash and windows and all finished in the most tasteful manner.'

Morris Blomgren of 10139 Blomgren Road, Siren, WI 54872 a frequent contributor of fine photographs, has sent the one above.

This nice threshing scene shows an 8 HP Huber and Rumely thresher. Date and persons are unknown. Photo comes courtesy of Thomas Stebrtiz, 1516 E, Commercial St., Algona, LA 50511.


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