POST CARD


| March/April 1973

  • Threshing scene
    Threshing scene taken at the A. J. Smith Farm, Little Falls, Minnesota. Courtesy of Arnold Pierson, 416-3rd Street S. W., Little Falls, Minnesota 56345.
    Arnold Pierson
  • Threshing rig
    Threshing at La Porte County Historical Society at Heston, Indiana. Engine and threshing rig owned by Virgil (Bud) Sawyer. Photo taken by Edward Rysz. Courtesy of Virgil Sawyer, Route 7, Box 83, La Porte, Indiana 46350.
    Virgil Sawyer
  • Huber Engine
    Picture is threshing wheat at home with my Huber outfit in 1970. Julius Hoffman of Holgate, Ohio was tending the engine. Courtesy of Arthur L. Heiland, R. R. 1, Anna, Ohio 45302.
    Arno Vater
  • Separator
    Picture is threshing at home with a Huber Supreme Separator, 1970. The late Fred Rohrbaugh of Wapakonita, Ohio was tending the blower.
    Arthur L. Heiland
  • Northwest engine
    22 HP Northwest engine moving sawmill through Withee about 1920 on five wagons. Arno Vater, engineer is at front wheel of engine. R. W. Vater on engine. Courtesy of Arno Vater, Withee, Wisconsin 54498.
    Arno Vater
  • 16 HP Gaar-Scott Engine
    Sawing lumber for a new barn on the farm of R. W. Vater, Withee, Wisconsin in 1918. Arno Vater is engineer on the platform of 16 HP Gaar-Scott. R. W. Vater is sawing. Courtesy of Arno Vater, Withee, Wisconsin 54498.
    Arno Vater
  • Corliss valve engine
    In the fall of 1971, this Murray built Corliss valve engine was donated to the Eshelmans' SW Iowa Antique Machinery and Threshing Show. Courtesy of Roger Eshelman, Box 63, College Springs. Iowa 51637.
    Roger Eshelman
  • Northwest engine
    22 HP Northwest engine and 32-52 Rumely Separator with Merry-go-round bagger ready to pull out about 1925. Outfit of Arno Vater. Courtesy of Arno Vater, Withee, Wisconsin 54498.
    Arno Vater

  • Threshing scene
  • Threshing rig
  • Huber Engine
  • Separator
  • Northwest engine
  • 16 HP Gaar-Scott Engine
  • Corliss valve engine
  • Northwest engine

The picture shown was taken in the summer of 1972 a few weeks before the show.

Sitting on the 12 foot flywheel are my children, Anita and Alan. Standing is my youngest girl Carol. Yes, you guessed it! The big kid in the picture is Grandfather, A. C. Eshelman.

The engine was completed and running at the 1972 show and really an attraction. I don't remember a time when the block and plank seat was not lined with observers.

In the picture can be seen a building beginning to take shape around the engine. The building has since been completed and Mr. Eshelman has started another building to the left of the engine which will be about 60 feet wide and 160 feet long. An early winter has put a stop to the work on the larger building and probably will not be resumed until spring.



I will try to get more technical data on the engine and report it in another article.

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