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| May/June 1963

  • Huber 18 HP Contractor Type Engin
    This is a Huber 18 HP Contractor Type Engine bought in 1914. Engine No. 10507. My father and I ran this engine till 1926, threshing wheat and soybeans, cow peas, shedding and silo filling, county road work. The Tool Box and coal bunker rusted off and I ne
  • The tractor
    Allan Miller is my father-in-law. He just recently moved out to Seattle, Washington. This picture was taken May 15, 1917, on the Balden Ranch No. 8, near Ellendale, N.D. The tractor is a 30-60 Aultman Taylor, pulling a John Deere eight-bottom breaker plow
  • Ffree lance model
    Here is a picture of the 1/3 size free lance model I just purchased from Lawrence Griesemer, Swanton, Ohio, who built it. It has a3'x 4' cylinder, 16' flywheel, 27' drivers, carries 100 ob. steam and 7' 9' over all. It runs and pe
  • Engine
    Here is a picture of an engine and plow that I purchased some time ago. Before I got possession, it became involved in a tangled estate. While collecting information about the outfit I found the original of this picture and had some reprints finished and
  • Mr. Koopman
    (Photo by Leo R. Clark, 105 Harvey Street, Washington, Illinois)
    Leo R. Clark
  • Model G
    Model 'G' 20-40 Museum Collection, Honeoye Falls, 1962 Reunion.
  • 1918 Holt 45 crawler pulling
    1918 Holt 45 crawler pulling big fan Mikkelson's August, 1961, owned by Carl Kirsch, St. Paul, Oregon.
  • Model M
    This is my 20-35 late style OILPULL. This is a model M and a very fine old tractor it is. You will notice on the buzz saw picture, that the front end is offset which is easily done and very handy in lining up. I have operated steam and gas tractors since
  • 30- 60 Type Rumely Oil Pull Tractor
    My 30- 60 Type Rumely Oil Pull Tractor 1911 and 36-60 Rumely separator 75th anniversary of Hecla, South Dakota, parade June 28, 1061
  • 22-40 Hart Parr
    22-40 Hart Parr at the 1962 Pioneer Reunion. 22-44 Minneapolis in the background.

  • Huber 18 HP Contractor Type Engin
  • The tractor
  • Ffree lance model
  • Engine
  • Mr. Koopman
  • Model G
  • 1918 Holt 45 crawler pulling
  • Model M
  • 30- 60 Type Rumely Oil Pull Tractor
  • 22-40 Hart Parr

In 1937 I went in the well drilling business and continued until 1959 when I had a stroke and had to quit so I sold everything. I sold the engine to Harold J. Parish, Jr. of Adrian, Michigan in 1960. I sure did hate to see it go but I could not run it anymore because I lost the use of my left arm.

We thought this picture of the Ox Bow quite interesting. The words on the sign in front of Mr. Koopman are as follows: This old oxen yoke was found in 1930, half buried in the desert sand of Wyoming. It dates back to 1847-1850. The driver of this oxen team went berserk and left the wagon train only to be killed by Indians. This yoke was found 3 miles south of the Oregon Trail in Sweetwater County. As far as it is known, the wagon is still there in the gully covered with sand.

This scene is in the heart of the Ozarks, where it is hard to visualize that a field of this size ever existed. Location is south-west of Rogersville, Missouri. The engine and plow was owned by Clark Watts, who is standing on the plow. Mr. Watts' two sons are on the engine; Dill is on the left and Claude on the right. It is believed the engine was built about 1904 and the picture made in 1912.

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