POST CARD


| July/August 1970

  • Paddlewheel Steamer
    Courtesy of Frederick H. Semple, 11 Danfield Road, Saint Louis 17, Missouri.
    Frederick H
  • Steam engines
    One of my Cretors steam engines complete with a boiler I built. The boiler and plumbing is all brass. The engine and boiler sets on a mahogany formica base. The boiler is fired by a Coleman gasoline stove unit.
    S. P. Stevens
  • 20 hp. Advance-Rumely engine
    20 hp. Advance-Rumely engine owned by Ray Wenger of Sturgis, Michigan. This very fine engine was a newcomer to the Old Time Thresher Show and will be seen again at the 1970 Show. Photo by Ernest Hoffer.
    Harold J. Gay
  • Mud wagon stagecoach
    Mud wagon stagecoach made by Abbot and Downing Company in 1880. Also made the Concord stage. Both are the same except the Concord had two doors. These are the ones seen on TV.
    Ed Vogel
  • Model steam-operated popcorn
    Courtesy of S. P. Stevens, 239 Windsor Drive, San Antonio, Texas 78228.
    S. P. Stevens
  • Case engine
    Courtesy of Harold J. Gay, 633 Cleveland Street, Decatur, Indiana 46733
    Harold J. Gay
  • 100 year old Sycamore
    Courtesy of Harold J. Gay, 633 Cleveland Street, Decatur, Indiana 46733.
    Harold J. Gay
  • 25-75 Russell engine
    25-75 Russell engine owned by Percy Sherman of Palmyra, Michigan. Percy is waiting in line for the big parade held each year at the Old Time Thresher Show. Photo by Ernest Hoffer.
    Harold J. Gay

  • Paddlewheel Steamer
  • Steam engines
  • 20 hp. Advance-Rumely engine
  • Mud wagon stagecoach
  • Model steam-operated popcorn
  • Case engine
  • 100 year old Sycamore
  • 25-75 Russell engine

Paddlewheel Steamer - MINNE HA - HA Lake George, New York, U.S.A. (Put into service - July 30, 1969)

Length: 102', Beam: 28', Draft: 3', 285 Gr. Tons

HULL AND SUPERSTRUCTURE: Lake George Steamboat Co. Inc. Welded steel construction, fireproof

STERN WHEEL ENGINE: Semple Engine Co. 8' x 48' 2 cylinders single expansion 1 50 Horsepower 26 r.p.m. 200 p.s.i. saturated steam atmosphere exhaust 2  slide valves each cylinder Stephenson reverse adjustable cutoff



BOILER: International Boiler Works 200 p.s.i. operating pressure oil fired 6000 lbs. saturated steam per hour

PADDLEWHEEL Semple Engine Co. 12' diameter 11' long - 5' diam. shaft