Farm Collector


By Staff

Both of these beauties were donated to the La-Porte County
Historical Steam Society by Harold E. Kleinert, M.D. The
‘simple’ J.I. Case portable at left is a 10 x 10 cylinder
20 HP, built pre-1910.

The Buffalo-Springfield roller below has a 45 flue horizontal
boiler; its boilermaker’s plate reads ‘9735.’

This 1884 photo showing the residents of Townsendville, N.Y.
celebrating the election of President Grover Cleveland. The engine
is a Birdsall. H. Birdsall and Son began manufacturing engines at
Penn Yan, N.Y. in 1860, and moved to Auburn, N.Y. in 1881. Chris
Robinson is driving the engine, with William Ballard to his right.
Mulford knew many of the people riding on the wagons, including Joe
and Sam Fox, Eugene Blanchard, and Byrd and Gilbert Townsend. He
now owns the Townsend brothers’ 1909 Cadillac Touring Car,
which he spent years rebuilding.

  • Published on Mar 1, 1992
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