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Steam on the Burlington and Quincy Railroad, north of Yorkville in the early 1920's. Courtesy of Walter C. Bieritz, Route 2, Box 168, Yorkville, Illinois 60560.
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Shown is a one third scale model of a Russell Steam Engine at the Platte County Missouri Steam Show. Mr. Pat Green of Smithville, Missouri (standing) spent approximately 2500 hours building this engine. Mr. Robin Lewis, also of Smithville (seated) helped
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A scene of the Miller Bros, threshing outfit taken about 1907 or 1908 at South Haven, Minnesota. The outfit consisted of an 18 hp. Advance Compound Engine and an Advance Separator. The two men standing on the engine platform are my Dad (right) and my Uncl
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I am sending a few picture that you might use. While the Jack Rabbit pictures are not in line with the subject matter of the album, they are good harvesters as well as well-versed in arithmetic, being good at adding to their numbers by multiplying rapidly
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This is a shot of the last steam engine I built. I have built seven but this is my last one. I am now walking on crutches. I sold five of my engines and have two left. I just finished this engine in this past year. Courtesy of Ted Spencer, Route 1, Fairgr
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This picture was taken from an old issue of Prairie Farmer. I have here the October 31,1942, issue. It shows the sad fate of many of our steam and gas engines. Question. What kind of engine is it? Courtesy of Walter C. Bieritz, Route 2, Box 168, Yorkville
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I am sending a few picture that you might use. While the Jack Rabbit pictures are not in line with the subject matter of the album, they are good harvesters as well as well-versed in arithmetic, being good at adding to their numbers by multiplying rapidly
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J. I. Case steam plow outfit on the farm of Henry Molleken of Moreland, Saskatchewan, Canada, in 1914. Looks like a 110 Case engine to mehow about it?? Courtesy of Walter C. Bieritz, Route 2, Box 168, Yorkville, Illinois 60560.
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A Gaar-Scott sawmill and a Reeves 20 hp. simple engine, it is in The Little Wabash River bottom, about 7 miles northwest of Effingham, Illinois. That is me on the engine and my little brother, Charles, at the mill. This photo was taken shortly before we m
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I am a member of the American Threshermen Power Progress Show at Pinckneyville. III. I usually run D. R. Bartimus' 18 hp. rear mounted Keck-Gonnerman there. That's the other picture of the K. G. on a fan at Pinckneyville, Illinois. Courtesy of Virgil Jans

 The farmers divided into two groups and proceeded to
minimize the population explosion of the species by driving two
wagons; one on each lateral side of a field of grass or pasture,
stubble or corn stalks, having a wire attached between them and
dragging it over the field while hunters walked behind the wire and
shot the Jack Rabbits as they jumped out of their hiding
places.

The group that had the most killed rabbits was served a supper
by the losing group. Some of the rabbits were sent to markets in
the cities.

 Incidentally, a Jack Rabbit travels faster than a traction
engine. Courtesy of Diedrick L. Dalke, 14 D Auburn Court,
Alexandria, Virginia 22305.

 The farmers divided into two groups and proceeded to
minimize the population explosion of the species by driving two
wagons; one on each lateral side of a field of grass or pasture,
stubble or corn stalks, having a wire attached between them and
dragging it over the field while hunters walked behind the wire and
shot the Jack Rabbits as they jumped out of their hiding
places.

The group that had the most killed rabbits was served a supper
by the losing group. Some of the rabbits were sent to markets in
the cities.

 Incidentally, a Jack Rabbit travels faster than a traction
engine. Courtesy of Diedrick L. Dalke, 14 D Auburn Court,
Alexandria, Virginia 22305.

 The only other way out was up an extremely steep hill. We
started to pull this hill with the firebox full of slab wood. When
it came to the steepest part of this hill, the fire door would fall
open of its own accord. We had to put a block of wood in front of
it and stand on the block to keep it shut. Boy, I’ll tell you
that Reeves was sounding off and pushing coals out of the stack.
When a drive wheel would latch onto a good root for a bite, you
could see red in the exhaust.

We made the hill without any trouble except that we had the
leaves burning all around us in the woods and the fire was about
all pulled out through the stack. We pulled the front end of the
engine up on a little bank to bring the water over the crown sheet,
started the injector and then put the fires out in the woods.
I’ll never forget that pull as long as I live. There are a lot
of good hill climbing engines but the Reeves isn’t bad at
it.

Incidentally, some of your readers may know this engine. It was
bought by my father, Ben Jansen, in 1933 or ’34 from Jake
Marner at Arthur, Illinois. Courtesy of Virgil Jansen, Sigel,
Illinois 62462.

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