Post Card


| July/August 1966

  • A Russell Traction Engine
    1315 E. Fair oaks Ave., Peoria 4, Ill. Courtesy of Ken Schumacher, A Russell Traction Engine photographed at the 1960 Central States Thresherman's Reunion. The engine was owned by Mr. Kinzinger, who passed away this year.
    Ken Schumacher
  • Wallis & Steevens engine
    Courtesy of Col. H. M. Salley, Box 501, Tarpon Springs, Florida 33589. This is a Wallis & Steevens No. 7683 'Eileen.' It was built in 1919 and is typical of their 'Expansion' gear series.
    Col. H. M. Salley
  • Aveling & Porter tractor
    Courtesy of Col. H. M. Salley, Box 501, Tarpon Springs, Florida 33589. Aveling & Porter (Rochester) tractor type engine No. 8809, 'Flower.' Nominal HP 4, built in 1918, weight six tons.
    Col. H. M. Salley
  • Steam engine models
    Courtesy of Joseph R. Ernst, 57 Fiddis Avenue, Pontiac, Michigan 48058. One of my steam engine models I make as a hobby.
    Joseph R. Ernst
  • Threshing rigs
    Courtesy of Joseph R. Ernst, 57 Fiddis Avenue, Pontiac, Michigan 48058. Pictured is one of the models I make as a hobby. I worked for the Grand Trunk Railroad as an engineer for 38 years and then took up this hobby making threshing rigs.
    Joseph R. Ernst
  • 18 H.P. Baker counter flow
    Courtesy of Lewis H. Fork, Route 2, Gibsonburg, Ohio 43431. This picture was taken at the Wendler farm in 1910 just after finishing a barn job. I am standing at the rear wheel with cap. It is an 18 H.P. Baker counter flow and the separator is a 33 x 56 Ba
    Lewis H. Fork
  • Double cylinder engine
    Courtesy of Mearl Bollman, Everett, Pennsylvania.
    Mearl Bollman
  • 14 H.P. Buffalo Pitts
    Courtesy of Lewis H. Fork, Route 2, Gibsonburg, Ohio 43431. This picture was also taken at the Wendler farm in 1909 just after finishing a barn job. I am standing at the side of the rear wheel with hat. It is a 14 H.P. Buffalo Pitts double cyl. and separa
    Lewis H. Fork
  • 21-75 H.P engine
    Courtesy of Lewis H. Fork, Route 2, Gibsonburg, Ohio 43431. This picture was taken at Montpieler in 1960. I am standing at the front wheel and my son Raymond is at the rear wheel. This is a 21-75 H.P. Baker Uniflow now owned by Clyde Whitmore of Lodi, Ohi
    Lewis H. Fork
  • Fowler Ploughing Engine
    Courtesy of Col. H. M. Salley, Box 501, Tarpon Springs, Florida 33589. This is a Fowler Ploughing Engine, N.R. 1212, Nominal HP 12. Built in 1886. Single cylinder and the weight is 13 tons. Used as a twin to N.R. 1213 for ploughing and cultivating.
    Col. H. M. Salley
  • Foden Tractor
    Courtesy of Col. H. M. Salley, Box 501, Tarpon Springs, Florida 33589. This is a Foden Tractor 'D' Class No. 14078 'Mighty Atom,' Nominal HP 4, built in 1932.
    Col. H. M. Salley
  • Garrett Showman's Tractor
    Courtesy of Col. H. M. Salley, Box 501, Tarpon Springs, Florida 33589. Here is a Garrett Showman's Tractor No. 33987, 5 HP, built in 1920. Used in a sawmill in Cornwall until 1951. Formerly fitted with a winch.
    Col. H. M. Salley
  • Burrell Road Engine
    Courtesy of Col. H. M. Salley, Box 501, Tarpon Springs, Florida 33589. Here is a Burrell Road Engine, No. 3798 'Red Gauntlet.' Double crank compound, 6 HP, built in 1919. Spent most of its years threshing.
    Col. H. M. Salley

  • A Russell Traction Engine
  • Wallis & Steevens engine
  • Aveling & Porter tractor
  • Steam engine models
  • Threshing rigs
  • 18 H.P. Baker counter flow
  • Double cylinder engine
  • 14 H.P. Buffalo Pitts
  • 21-75 H.P engine
  • Fowler Ploughing Engine
  • Foden Tractor
  • Garrett Showman's Tractor
  • Burrell Road Engine

This picture was taken in front of my house. It is a steam traction engine that I built in my spare time and some was not so spare. It is a double cylinder engine, 2  x 3 cylinders, and has a code boiler built to carry 150 P. S. I., but I do not need that. I am carrying 140, and it has plenty of power with that as I use it to run a cord wood saw cutting my stove wood. I can keep 3 or 4 people busy. I also use it for steam engine shows and parades as I have a transmission out of an automobile built in it with 3 speeds forward. That gives me whatever speed that I want. I mostly use second gear as that gives me about 4 miles per hour. If I need more speed, I use high which is about 8 miles at engine speed of about 250 rev. I burn coal in it as it has a fire box of 12 x 18 inches and steams very easy.

I bought the boiler from Ed Troudt Boiler Shop at Nelson, Nebraska and it is a very good boiler. I built a water tank which is mounted on the rear axle like a Frick Engine. The tank holds 15 gallons which is plenty for about 2 hours' use. I have Yi inch injector and a water lifter to fill the tank with that I made. I us inch suction hose and have lifted water for 12 feet with it. I used roller chain for my drives as it runs very smooth.

If any of you steam fans care to come to see it, let me know and I will have steam and you can take a spin on it.

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