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| March/April 1966

  • Self-propelling engine

    Walter N. Huff
  • Leo Johnson

    Mr. L. K. Wood
  • Bell Brothers
    Courtesy of Mr. Jake Duewell, Dedham, Iowa This picture took place 3 miles west of Corn Rapids on Pavement 141. The machine at that time was owned by the Bell Brothers.
    Mr. Jake Duewell
  • Rebuilding of the hub
    Courtesy of Howard Camp, Newnan, Georgia This shows the rebuilding of the hub on M. Rumely 12 hp using mechanical tubing, and rolled bands. The lugs were turned off later in a bouring mill. About 6 months was spent on the hubs. That's Howard by the hub.
    Howard Camp
  • J. L. Brim
    Courtesy of Mr. L. R. Smith, Lock Box 253, Truro, Iowa Here is a picture of my partner, J. L. Brim, and I with our Avery in 1913. Later we traded this for a new Aultman-Taylor. The boiler was in bad order and we could only carry 100 lbs. pressure and with
    Mr. L. R. Smith
  • Frick Engine
    Courtesy of Mr. Paul Crump, Rt. 4, Paris, Kentucky My 22 H.P. Keck Gonnerman, No. 1845 and my 12 H.P. Frick Engine, No. 15627 Aren't they Beauties??
    Mr. Paul Crump
  • Waterloo 20 H.P. Engine
    Courtesy of J. W. Nichols, 402 Dundas St., Woodstock Ontario, Canada A Waterloo 20 H.P. # 1702 owned by J. W. Nichols, Woodstock Canada.
    J. W. Nichols
  • Peerless engine
    Courtesy of Emmet H. Drewel, Labadie, Missouri 63055 This Peerless engine was unloaded off flat car at Gray Summit, Missouri about 1890 with a serial no. in the 4000's.
    Emmet H. Drewel
  • Gorton 10 hp.Engine
    Courtesy of Allen G. Baker, Dundee, Ohio Gorton 10 hp. built by the Groton Steam Roller Co. of Groton, New York. The owner is Harry Rogers, New Kensington, Ohio. This is at the Second Annual Pioneer Power demonstration at Dover Fair Grounds in 1965.
    Allen G. Baker

  • Self-propelling engine
  • Leo Johnson
  • Bell Brothers
  • Rebuilding of the hub
  • J. L. Brim
  • Frick Engine
  • Waterloo 20 H.P. Engine
  • Peerless engine
  • Gorton 10 hp.Engine

Courtesy of Mr. L. K. Wood, Mendon, Utah This picture was taken at the threshing bee held at my farm which was enjoyed by thousands of interested spectators, representing several states and walks of life. From left to right are: Leo Johnson, principal of Logan High; Prof. Everett Thrope, fine arts department at Utah State University; Mr. Wood; Guy N. Cardon, manager of The Bluebird and past president Cache Chamber of Commerce and Bishop Fred Sorensen of Mendon, who was assisting with the Bee.

We had the 7 original engines: Case, Gaar Scott, Russell 6, Russell 10, Russell 13, Minneapolis and Reeves. Also, 4 original separators and 12 precision scale models that I've built and had on display.

Courtesy of Walter N. Huff, 3302 Sharon Ave., Cincinnati 41, Ohio This is a self-propelling engine made by Buckeye Co., Toledo, Ohio. Not made for hauling heavy loads for long distances, plowing or such. Has winch for hoisting, sheave for running machinery with rope drive, reciprocating crank for sawing wood with drag saw or pumping water with piston pump. 6x6 engine with Stevenson link for reversing. Two geared speeds to traction wheels. Chain drive. About seven horse-power boiler. Is available for reunions. Commonly called a 'donkey engine.'

About 1905 I fired a Gaar-Scott 18 HP return flue, and since have never seen a picture of one or can find any old timer that knows about it.



I wonder if someone could tell me if it is true that Huber only built six of the double engines, both working on the one crank pin on the crank disc? I saw one in Osceola, Iowa and a friend told me he fired one in North Dakota. On both the upright engine was disconnected as they reportedly couldn't set valves so they would syncronize. Would be grateful for a word on this.

The owner is at left at the front wheel, Mr. Ernst Broch. The man on the engine is his son John Broch. The man at the drive wheel is Robert Schultz. Mr. Jim Repetto is at the, water tank, Mac Maclian is on the cylinder house.