Photo taken at Norwich and District Historical Society’s
Show at Norwich, Ontario by Jack C. Norbeck, author of Encyclopedia
of American Steam Traction Engines and included in the 3rd revised
Waterloo 22 HP steam traction engine built in 1925 by the
Waterloo Mfg. Co., Waterloo, Ontario and owned by R.D. Rettinger of
Ontario, Canada. See article about the Waterloo firm in this
Some Kinda Canopy!
Saying, ‘I would like to dedicate the above picture to all
my engine buddies from Michigan that are of the opinion that
canopies are only good for ‘hog coops’. What do you think,
fellas, ain’t she a dandy?’ Engine is a 60 HP Case, #23712.
Gentleman on the left is the late Frank ‘Puffy’ Schaffer,
owner of the engine; man at right is unknown.
This steam driven gold dredge now sits around in Gigiville, just
south west of Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada. She saw her
duty during the turn of the century Klondike gold rush along
Bonanza Creek which flows swiftly behind her.
A 19-65 Keck Gonnerman #1873 built in 1930. The thresher is a
Red River Special built in 1936 and equipped with new five rib
tires. Sitting on the tank is restorer and owner, Dunn. Does anyone
know, he wonders, if engine #1874, the last one built, is still
Steve Davis of RD 2, Box 842, W. Winfield, NY 13491 found the
glass plate negative for this print in his attic, and printed it.
The photo was apparently taken by an amatesur photographer who
owned the Davis farm in the late 1800’s until about 1920. Davis
reports that he has never seen another steamer like this one and he
would very much like to hear if someone can identity it. He feels
certain that the picture was taken in the W. winfield, N.Y.