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| May/June 1964

  • Frick engine

    Claude Abbert
  • Robert Bell Steam Engine
    Here is our Robert Bell Steam Engine. My brother, Dave Shamblaw, is standing at the left rear wheel of the engine. This was our last custom job of threshing for the season. This engine was built by the Robert Bell Threshing Machine Company, Seaforth, Onta
  • Huber 30 HP Engine

  • Frank Ott's 10 hp engine
    Here is a picture of Frank Ott's 10 hp engine at Miller's picnic in 1957. At the left is a partially restored sash up and down sawmill where a log is used as a shaft to support overshot, water wheel and crank casting. Last known installation was in 1865.
    Frank Ott
  • 10 hp Stillwater Engine
    This picture of the 10 hp Stillwater was taken at the F. B. C. sale on October 26, 1962.
  • Case 65 Engine
    Here is a picture of my Case 65 that I take to Charlton Park near Hastings.
  • Firebox Boiler
    Here is a picture of a rather large firebox boiler that we are preparing to water test. My father, J. F. McGukin, is considering running both the sawmill and a planer with this boiler, using two stationary engines and 100 lbs. pressure.
  • Field Threshing Bee
    On July 4th, 1963, there was a field Threshing Bee at the H. K. Petterson Farm, attended by folks from far and near interested in how threshing was done in the good old days. It was a beautiful summer day and enjoyed by all. The engine 'My Lady'
  • 18 hp Avery engine
    Here is a picture of my 18 hp Avery engine that I have had about 9 years. We had 280 pounds of cold water test on it.
  • Bunker Steam Coal Crane
    Bunker Steam Coal Crane working at Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
  • 1914 Harley-D Engine
    Here is a picture of me aboard my 1914 Harley-D. It served my wife and I as a family car in 1918. This picture was taken just before I left for work as night power house operator at Chipley Florida in 1917.
  • Nichols & Shepard Steamer
    Mr. Thompson standing beside his 20-70 Nichols & Shepard Steamer taking in the Malley Show at Dalton, Minnesota.
  • Aultman & Taylor Straw burner
    C. L. Yarbrough standing beside his Aultman & Taylor Straw burner. This picture was taken about 1930.
  • Steam Threshing Engine
    A Minneapolis 2 smoke stack steam threshing engine. It is 20-25 hp, dated 1904.
  • 65 hp Case Engine
    65 hp Case in Trempealeau County, Wisconsin in 1929.
  • Bunker Steam Coal Crane.
    Bunker Steam Coal Crane.
  • C. L. Yarbrough
    Mr. C. L. Yarbrough working at his sawmill sometime in the 20's.
  • 21 hp Advance Tandem Compound
    21 hp Advance Tandem Compound on Baker fan at Bird City. S. V. Bruebaker at the shovel. Taken September 1962.
  • 1880 Westinghouse
    Here is a picture of 1880 Westinghouse with Wm. Van Atta as engineer and George Van Atta as firemen.

  • Frick engine
  • Robert Bell Steam Engine
  • Huber 30 HP Engine
  • Frank Ott's 10 hp engine
  • 10 hp Stillwater Engine
  • Case 65 Engine
  • Firebox Boiler
  • Field Threshing Bee
  • 18 hp Avery engine
  • Bunker Steam Coal Crane
  • 1914 Harley-D Engine
  • Nichols & Shepard Steamer
  • Aultman & Taylor Straw burner
  • Steam Threshing Engine
  • 65 hp Case Engine
  • Bunker Steam Coal Crane.
  • C. L. Yarbrough
  • 21 hp Advance Tandem Compound
  • 1880 Westinghouse

Under steam for the first time in years is this Frick engine, owned by Mr. Robert Marshall (left) of East Bloomfield, N.Y. On the platform are Messrs. Harold Snyder of Canandaigua and Luzerne Ball of Auburn. Mr. Snyder did the lion's share of the restoration, and Mr. Ball, who owns a woodworking shop, made the top for this and other engines owned by members of the NYSEA. Mr. Marshall has the largest collection of steam engines in this area and is most magnanimous in permitting other (competent persons, of course) to operate them. Contributed by - Claude Abbert, 1961 West Side Drive, Rochester 24, New York.

We have restored this engine in the past few years to its present condition. Dave and I own this engine and between us we both get a lot of fun out of operating it. We had a lot of people come to see it working when threshing this job. We were threshing for Mr. Clair Patterson, R.R. 2, Kerwood, Ontario, Canada.

This picture was taken at Mt. Pleasant while we were doing a little 'double heading.' The Huber is a 30 hp double cylinder contractors engine with power guide. This feature made it necessary to have the engine turning when we were pulling it in order to operate the power guide. It is owned by Neal McClure who was guiding it when (his picture was taken. Carl Mowary is the owner and operator of the 30-60 Aultman-Taylor. 'Dutch' Robinett and Charlie Dennewitz are running my engine. The ground was soft and it made a fair pull for the tractor and the steamer. Occasionally Neal would reverse the Huber, causing it to run under compression which added to the fun.

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