Donald Klinkner operated a 1917 vintage 60 horse Case Steamer that has been in the family since 1919. Purchased new by his grandfather, Fred Klinkner.
The Case was completely worked over and repainted. The work consisted of new tender and drawbar. The canopy was repainted underside and top. Bearings were all taken up where possible and bull gears were remeshed.
The engine was completely repainted in its original colors and striped.
This engine was used for threshing through 1953. Then used as a hobby. This year Donald operated the engine on the baker fan, saw mill, threshing grain and pulled eight-fourteen inch bottom plow with the eccentric hooped up in the third notch. The engine is in beautiful shape and a good easy steamer. It is not for sale.
Don is the fourth generation of Klinkner's to operate case steamers.
Picture was taken by photographer, Dana C. Jennings.
(This engine is on display at Prairie Village, Madison, S. Dak.)
Here is a picture of a threshing rig loaned to me by C. E. Womack of Spokane, Washington. His father, Sam Womack, was the separator man and is standing on the separator. He died in October 1963 at the age of 93. This man was my father's separator man for years and went to Idaho with Dad in 1907.
The man second from the right in the picture is Floyd Coffin (sack sewer) now living in the Spokane Valley. He and I were two of the pallbearers at Sam Womack's funeral. Floyd said it was a poor year in 23 for wheat as you can see by the size of the pile of straw and the sacks of wheat. He said that the next day they moved to the Valley-ford district into smutty wheat and the separator caught fire and burnt up.
Mr. Al Chapman was the owner and is standing on the rear wheel of the Russell engine. This setting was on the Arthur D. Jones place about two miles from Liberty Lake. The lake is just over the engine. Just stop and notice how many men it took to handle this operation.
The picture I took this copy from was 7}4' x 26' long. In the center background on bundle wagon is my cousin, C. E. Womack, the son of Uncle Sam Womack. Six of these men are know to be dead. From left to right, they are: Ashley Chapman, Otto Cross (d), Al Chapman (d), Whitie Spencer, Earnie Jones, Lem Brooks (d), Unknown -Pete Felton (d), Al Sodaquist, Cload Fleming, Sam Womack (d), Floyd Coffin, Ralph Stanley (d). The engine is a Russell and the Separator is an Advance.
Courtesy of Sherwood Fox, 9940 Rexford Road, Jackson, Michigan 49201 I would like to show you a picture of my wife's one horse power Tennessee walking horse.. His official name is Mack K's Bellringer. that's the horse and engine fan in the saddle. Oh, yes, the other one is our 18 hp. Garr-Scott No. 14911. We threshed last Labor Day. Old 14911 did a nice job pulling the. 22 x 36 Case Separator. By the way, if anyone knows the background of Gaar-Scott, perhaps they would write me. some information on the year of mfg. of this engine. About 1955 she was saved by none other than Mr. Walter Knapp of Monroe, Michigan. Last year we. gave the old girl an extensive inspection and repair. It is in good shape now for a busy summer.