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Threshing throughout the Highland area and Northern Illinois

| March/April 1953

  • The engine Mr. J. S. Fatler of Litchfield

  • A steam Holt with the widest tread developed

    Hal F. Higgins
  • Fowler Compound Plowing Engine
    Fowler Compound Plowing Engine, Cable System, at work 1949. The photo is by R. G. Pratt, Wentlea, Capel St. Mary, Ipswich, England. The owner is John Patten, Bishop's Stortford, Essex, England. Mr. Patten has 5 sets of them. Three sets are still in use.
    R. G. Pratt
  • The 60 ft. tower used to drill Artesian wells
    The 60 ft. tower used to drill Artesian wells. Moved from place to place with the big Holt. See F. Hal Higgins article
  • Heilman Traction Engine
    Heilman Traction Engine No. 862. 12 hp. Pictured in 1892 on the farm of Mr. Daniel Kuhn, Edwardsville, III., who was the third owner. This engine was used for threshing and sawing, and the boiler was later used for many years as a heating plant in a large
    Oscar F. Buescher
  • Close up of the Big Holt Steamer
    Close up of the Big Holt Steamer. See F. Hal Higgins Article.

  • The engine Mr. J. S. Fatler of Litchfield
  • A steam Holt with the widest tread developed
  • Fowler Compound Plowing Engine
  • The 60 ft. tower used to drill Artesian wells
  • Heilman Traction Engine
  • Close up of the Big Holt Steamer

Here is the engine Mr. J. S. Fatler of Litchfield, Minn., built and some very interested visitors. Reading from left to right are: Mr. L. D. Bauman, a dispatcher on the Great Northern Railroad, at Willmar, Minn.; Mrs. L. D. Bauman; Mr. P. E. Peterson; Mrs. P. E. Peterson, the Petersons are from 149 Ella Ave., E., Willmar, Minn. The engine is a 5 hp. Fatler. Never heard of it? Mr. Fatler has not gotten into production yet but if he ever does we will say this much without seeing it, that it is the right size to have a lot of fun and pleasure.