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Sent to us by Larry G. Creed, R.R.#13, Box 209, Brazil, Indiana 47834.

This 1924 Keck-Gonnerman 22 HP, #1763 single cycle was restored
last year. The engine now belongs to Jimmy Palmer and his sons
David and John, of 4957 Palestine Rd., Springfield, TN 37172.
Palmer’s father owned the engine in the ’30s and ’40s,
sold it in the ’60s, and Palmer bought it back in 1993. Last
year he took it to Lebanon, Tennessee, show and the Tennessee
Threshermen’s show in Adams.

This photo of an Illinois threshing scene with an old style
Harrison ‘Jumbo’ 14 or 16 HP steam engine. Who writes:
‘Harrison Machine Works of Belleville, Illinois, sold many
threshing outfits in southern Illinois and Missouri. An early 1900s
catalog advertised that St. Clair County, Illinois, had 250
Harrison threshing outfits. The men in the picture must have
threshed many a day at this farm to have such a large straw pile,
especially when you consider the fact that 16 HP was the largest
horsepower engine produced by Harrison Machine Works in the old
style Jumbo.’

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