Oliver B. Rhea, of Meadvilie, Pennsylvania, is making some
adjustment to the lubricator on the 12 hp. Case that was built in
1886. The engine was self propelled when new but was guided by a
team of horses. Note the seat and footrest for the driver. The
engine is owned by Mr. Charles McMillen, of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa.
Picture taken by Harry at 1969 Old Settlers Reunion. Courtesy of
Harry Hall, 223 High St., S.E., Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102.
The engine and plow pictured here are the property of Gordon E.
Smith, Member of the Provincial Parliament for the riding of Simcoe
East (the Orillia District) in Ontario. The man at the wheel is
Garnet Pattenden of Hawkestone, Ontario, who had been involved with
steam all his life, especially Sawyer Massey products. Recently he
has been in charge of the restoration of a number of steam
engines presently on display in Ontario museums.
The engine and plow was seen at the 1969 Steam Era, held at
Milton, Ontario, on Labor Day week-end. This is the biggest show of
its kind in Ontario. On display are over 30 steam engines, over 40
gas tractors (pre World War II), more than 125 gas engines, and an
excellent display of models, domestic and agricultural antiques.
Courtesy of Gordon E. Smith, M.P.P., Simcoe East, Toronto,
It takes a tremendous amount of work to rebuild a steam
locomotive in a big shop and with anything less one can only wonder
at the many problems encountered and solved. A leaking steam pipe
in the smoke box is being repaired which is a difficult job at
best. Note the lap-joint boiler seam and the brass jacket around
the domes and cylinder. This is one of the locomotives used on the
Mt. Pleasant Railroad and is in use at the Old Settlers Reunion
each year. Courtesy of Harry Hall, 223 High St. S.E., Albuquerque,
New Mexico 87102.
The engine is a 1908 Waterloo steam engine made in Canada. It is
featured at the ‘Pageant of Steam’ at Canandaigua, New
York, the second week of August each year.
Picture was taken by Pearl Nesbit of Jordan, New York. Courtesy
of Ray L. McCormack, 3123 East 44 PI., Tulsa, Oklahoma 74105.
Mr. Fahrenfoltz was not available when the picture was
The mill was sold in 1914, but I have not been able to locate
it. The mill was manufactured by The Swayne Robinson Company of
Richmond, Indiana. The original boiler was fourteen feet long, had
five, ten inch flues made of the same material as the shell. They
are still serving as part of a drainage ditch and the shell as a
culvert under a road.
The second boiler was made by the Brownell Boiler Works in
Dayton, Ohio and if I remember correctly it had forty, three inch
flues and I doubt if it is in existence now.
Picture was taken by Mr. Henry Die fenbach of West Alexandria,
Ohio. Courtesy of George E. Winkelman, Sr., 72 South Main Street,
W. Alexandria, Ohio 45381
He also taught me how to use it and another man and I flailed
300 bushels of kaffir corn in 1895. In 1900, we threshed 800
bushels of topped (the heads only) kaffir corn on our farm near
Enid, Oklahoma, with a Huber threshing outfit. Courtesy of Diedrick
L. Dalke, 14 D Auburn Court, Alexandria, Virginia 22305.