Post Card


| May/June 1964

  • Case Steam Engine

  • Case Steam Engine
    This picture was taken at the Buffalo Days Parade in Buffalo, Minn. in June, 1963. It is a scale Case Steam Engine, fired with coal, working pressure 150 lbs. steam. It is 5 feet long, weighs 600 lbs. and the float is 8 feet long. We were a trophy win
  • 32 Reeves Double
    Here is a picture of a 32 Reeves double pulling a Holt combine in the Judith Basin of Montana about 1910. Picture is unusual in that it was taken while machine was in motion. Combine is of the bull wheel drive type. Original picture belongs to Amos Post a
  • Old Fashioned Threshing Bee
    Here is a picture of me trying out my machine before parking it with the others at the George Scoles' farm near Cisco. Mr. Scoles is standing there watching me. My engine was one of several steam engines featured at the Decatur Steam Engine and Antique Cl
  • Belt on flywheel
    Belt on flywheel was for tipping up the load. We also used this with a different small wheel and a rope for pulling bags up to the top of stables with corn. Used to pull the rope with one turn and up would go 14 stone bags. 14 pounds to the store. 1916.
  • Hand-fed thresher

  • George White Engine
    Here is a snapshot of a 1914 or 1915 George White Engine that I have restored in the last year. Have tested the boiler to 175 lbs. cold water and steam it to 90 lbs. I have all the loose working parts tightened up and she sure works fine.
  • International Engine
    International 10-20 pulling out the pumping tank for steam plow in 1919. As I have two dams in the coolie that runs through my places to catch the water for steam plowing in this picture one of the dams can be seen.
  • J. I. Case replica
    Here is a picture of our 2' scale model which turned out to be a J. I. Case (1915 - 65HP) replica. A friend of mine has one of these old engines still in use. It is running a roadside cider press at St. Clairsville, near Bedford, at present. You had
  • Case Engine
    This is my outfit and was taken about 1912 at Salem, South Dakota.
  • Peerless engine
    This is a Peerless engine that belonged to H. S. Lee, who was in the threshing business for over one-half century. The picture was taken in June of 1914. The gentleman on my right is Mr. H. A. Mc Creary. We had been scraping roads on the day the picture w
  • Twin Falls tract
    U.S. Mail and express packages in addition to passengers were carried by this early stage which, at the time the picture was taken, operated between Twin Falls and Jerone. The line was owned by I. B. Perrine, 'lather' of the Twin Falls tract. Th
  • Western Washington Threshing Bee
    This picture taken of the first 'warm up' day in Tacoma, Wash., in 1957. The event has grown into the Western Washington Threshing Bee. Attendance is now over 20,000. The original attendance was 12.
  • Marvin Bules
    This picture was taken 2 days after this accident occurred on Oct. 1, 1912. The men in the picture, left to right, are: Marvin Bules, Jacob Bules, Lewis Bules, George Rockhill, August Long, Jacob Bules, Jr. t Edward Gay, Phillip Nine, Harley Meek, David S
  • 6 hp Tern pie Gas Engine
    Here is a picture of my 6 hp Tern pie Gas Engine built in 1908 in Chicago. It is a 2 cylinder upright with crankshaft on top. It has a hit and miss governor. If less power is needed it can be run on one cylinder. I don't know of any others like it in this
  • 18-36 Case hand feed
    Here is a picture of the first threshing outfit I owned in 1914. It was a 18-36 Case hand feed and straw carrier with half bushel tally box for grain. This picture was taken the year before I bought it. It belonged to the Owens brothers at the time and Jo
  • 110 lbs steam pressure Engine
    Here is a picture of my engine on which I built the frame and used binder wheels and axles in the rear. Front wheels and axle are from a horse drawn disc. I gathered up the parts to put it in working order 3/4 engine with 110 lbs. steam pressure. Works sw
  • 28 Avery Separator
    Here is a picture of a 10 hp Still-water, 28' Avery Separator.
  • John Fowler & Company steam roller
    John Fowler & Company steam roller pictured at Bildstock, Germany.
  • Sawmill
    Here is a picture of a sawmill in the woods taken 41 years ago.
  • Steam Plow
    Carl Fisher and Otto Schmidt. Steam Plow taken in 1918 - Breaking. John Deere Plows.
  • 40-60 Nichols & Sheppard Separator
    Jack Kulish, Stanford, Montana with the 110 Case and 40-60 Nichols & Sheppard Separator.
  • Artesian Water
    Artesian Water was hauled into Buhl in the early days for consumption by the citizens. The business was established by L. F. Wiseman who now resides in Twin Falls. This particular picture was taken during the winter of 1909-10. Wiseman is driving the team
  • Buffalo-Springfield Steam Road roller
    Here is a picture of our Buffalo-Springfield Steam Road roller, built in 1921. That same year it was sold and shipped to the Pennsylvania Highway Depart at Coatesville. In 1935 it was sold to E. S. Weiser of Thompson town, Penna. Mr. Weiserre built it and
  • Baker 21 x 75 Engine
    The Baker 21 x 75, Engine No. 1570, Uniflow that was used for power in threshing oats in 1963. It was bought in 1920. Raymond Fork is standing in front with a white cap on.
  • Sod house
    Our sod house in Okley, Kansas. I threshed wheat and oats years ago, when I was a young man with my father. He started out with horse power and threshed wheat with steam until 1931. He came to Kansas in a wagon train in 1869. He was in Abilene when Wild B
  • Lincoln Produce and Refrigerating company
    Polar Ice was being advertised (and apparently manufactured) by the Lincoln Produce and Refrigerating company when this picture was taken in the early days of Magic Valley. The Oregon Short Line engineer, No. 723, probably was used to advertise the latest
  • 16-30 Oil Pull Tractor
    Here is a picture of my 16-30 Oil Pull Tractor with me stepping onto the platform. It was new in 1920. I am now the second owner of it and it is in good shape with the original paint. Has angle-lugs and a self-steering device.

  • Case Steam Engine
  • Case Steam Engine
  • 32 Reeves Double
  • Old Fashioned Threshing Bee
  • Belt on flywheel
  • Hand-fed thresher
  • George White Engine
  • International Engine
  • J. I. Case replica
  • Case Engine
  • Peerless engine
  • Twin Falls tract
  • Western Washington Threshing Bee
  • Marvin Bules
  • 6 hp Tern pie Gas Engine
  • 18-36 Case hand feed
  • 110 lbs steam pressure Engine
  • 28 Avery Separator
  • John Fowler & Company steam roller
  • Sawmill
  • Steam Plow
  • 40-60 Nichols & Sheppard Separator
  • Artesian Water
  • Buffalo-Springfield Steam Road roller
  • Baker 21 x 75 Engine
  • Sod house
  • Lincoln Produce and Refrigerating company
  • 16-30 Oil Pull Tractor

Here is a picture of the horse power for the hand-fed thresher which my sons and I found in the sage brush north of Grace, Idaho and were successful in purchasing. This power is in very good condition as far as the iron parts are concerned. The wooden parts are not too good but can easily be rebuilt. One of the gears that runs on the big ring gear has a tooth broken out and the gear that runs the tumbling rods is about half worn out. We were able to find two new gears Mr. Kessler had purchased to replace the worn ones. They were in the shop on the same farm. I was able to buy the outfit from Mrs. Kessler after the death of her husband. Her place was being run by her brother who had been given permission to sell all the old equipment for junk. He would have sold it before we got there if he had had the facilities to move it. We felt very lucky to have gotten it.

From a kid up I always worked around old steam engines and have quite a collection of models of actual engines which were in use in days gone by. This Case we have is made up of mostly material from scrap, several castings made locally. Steel boiler, 22 5/8'. flues, 6'; well casing for boiler carries 100 lbs. steam and burns charcoal briquettes for coal. In the garage it burns gas. The operator is my great, great grandson and he has been operating it for several years. He does a pretty good job of it, watches the water gauge and all the rest that goes with steam. He lives in New Cumberland, Pa. I am a retired school teacher and have several steam locos on the bench now. One is a 1' scale E3-PRR (1912) and the other an 016-PRR.

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