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| November/December 1970

  • Case Steam Traction Engine

    Earl L. Smith
  • A predecessor to the header
    I clipped this picture out of a Kansas City newspaper years ago. it appears to be a predecessor to the header. Courtesy of Diedrick L. Dalke, 14 D Auburn Court, Alexandria, Virginia 22305.
    L. Dalke
  • Case Tractor
    Left to right: Helbis DeLyser, 79, Dad Wm. H. Johnson, 80, and off bearer Myron H. Heim of Hamburg, N.V. I took the picture and we had another grand day! Ft. C. Case Tractor on trailer fetches wood to the house. Cathy, the dog, is usually on engine assist
    Abram E. Johnson
  • Case sawing crew

    Abram E. Johnson
  • Fed separator
    This picture taken in 1904. John F. Bontwell, owner of Keck-Gonnerman camel back engine and Keck hand fed separator with blower. Mr. Bontwell is pictured second from left. Fourth from left is Dee's father, Walter Quick. The engine was built in 1882. Court
    Dee Quick
  • Lions Club Parade
    My 19 hp. Port Huron after being freshly painted, striped and decaled. A few weeks after this picture was taken, it won first prize in the annual Fraser, Michigan, Lions Club Parade among antiques. Its home is at the Weier Farm in Warren, Michigan, along
    Robert Weier
  • 16-60 N & S engine
    picture of Threshing on A.B. Ratzlaff farm north of Sedgwick, Kansas, on July 4,1970, using 16-60 N & S engine and John Deere Separator. Outfit belongs to Younkman & Sons of North Newton, Kansas, and the team belongs to Alfred Busenitz of McLain, Kansas.
    Younkman & Sons
  • The team belongs to Alfred
    picture of Threshing on A.B. Ratzlaff farm north of Sedgwick, Kansas, on July 4,1970, using 16-60 N & S engine and John Deere Separator. Outfit belongs to Younkman & Sons of North Newton, Kansas, and the team belongs to Alfred Busenitz of McLain, Kansas.
    Younkman & Sons
  • Advance Rumely engine
    Advance Rumely engine at the Bill Mayberry Show in 1969. Michael Gesink is between engines. Courtesy of Gary Gesink, 715 So. Main Ave., Sioux Center, Iowa 51250.
    Gary Gesink
  • Red River Special
    28'' Red River Special driven by horsepower. Michael Gesink, age 9, in foreground. This shot was taken at the Bill Mayberry Show in 1969. Courtesy of Gary Gesink, 715 So. Main Ave., Sioux Center, Iowa 51250.
    Gary Gesink

  • Case Steam Traction Engine
  • A predecessor to the header
  • Case Tractor
  • Case sawing crew
  • Fed separator
  • Lions Club Parade
  • 16-60 N & S engine
  • The team belongs to Alfred
  • Advance Rumely engine
  • Red River Special

This 50 hp. J. I. Case Steam Traction Engine, Number 32564 was made in 1915. More of this model were made and sold than any other steam traction engine by any manufacturer. Originally sold in Tennessee and later purchased and restored by the late A. Glen Thomas of Cumming, Georgia. In excellent mechanical condition, it is now the property of U.S.A. of Yesterday near Dundee, Florida, on Highway 27, between Lake Wales and Haines City.

The young lady, Mary Jane Mixon, actually drives and operates this engine when regular engineer, Bert Rugenstein, is not on duty. Courtesy of U.S.A. of Yesterday on NS 27, Dundee, Florida 33838.Sent in by Earl L. Smith.

Quite a few of the old timers will recognize Pete Rose, Al Trego, Harold Ottaway, Heini Bomhoff, Art Kosted and Russel H of man. Several more of the crew had already left. Hope to thresh again next year if we can get a crew hired. Courtesy of Younkman & Sons, North Newton, Kansas 67117.

Quite a few of the old timers will recognize Pete Rose, Al Trego, Harold Ottaway, Heini Bomhoff, Art Kosted and Russel H of man. Several more of the crew had already left. Hope to thresh again next year if we can get a crew hired. Courtesy of Younkman & Sons, North Newton, Kansas 67117.



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