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| November/December 1974

  • HP Wood Bros. engine
    HP Wood Bros. engine, Des Moines, Iowa, Serial No. 399, built in 1920 and owned by Randy Schwerin, Sumner, Iowa. Bought from Fred Kraft of Nashua, Iowa in October 1972. It had not been run for forty years. It has been restored by Randy and his father. Cou
    Mike Althoff
  • A Minneapolis 24 HP
    A Minneapolis 24 HP, Serial No. 8495, weight 16 ton, bore and stroke 10'' x. 11'' owned by Althoff and Pieper - this engine is shown in action at the Freeport Show, 1974. Courtesy of Mike Althoff, 328 W. Chestnut, Freeport, Illinois 61032
    Mrs. Ed Schwerin
  • Case 20 HP

    Mrs. Ed Schwerin
  • The ten large engines
    One of the ten large engines at the Freeport Show, 1974. A Reeves 20 HP with a Canadian Boiler owned by Lester Lindenmier, Cherry, Illinois. Courtesy of Mike Althoff, 328 W. Chestnut, Freeport, Illinois 61032
    Mike Althoff
  • Ropps Horse Farm
    Pictured is an eight horse hitch owned by Ropps Horse Farm. These beautiful animals performed in front of the grandstand during the parade at the Freeport Show - 1973. Courtesy of Louis Althoff, 328 West Chestnut, Freeport, Illinois, 61032
    Louis Althoff
  • 16 HP Aultman-Taylor engine
    16 HP Aultman-Taylor engine. Feature outfit at Rushville, Owned by Calvin Whitaker of Pendleton, Indiana. Courtesy of Jerry Moorman, Greensburg, Indiana 46240.
    Jerry Moorman

  • HP Wood Bros. engine
  • A Minneapolis 24 HP
  • Case 20 HP
  • The ten large engines
  • Ropps Horse Farm
  • 16 HP Aultman-Taylor engine

Another view of the engine that is pictured on the Cover this month. It is the Wood Bros. make. Randy, who owns this engine is 17 and also has a Case 20 HP, 1910 steam engine, Serial no. 23712 that he and his father purchased in 1971 and restored. Randy has been an engineer on the Case for two years now at Antique Acres Steam Show at Cedar Falls, Iowa which makes him another young engineer. He keeps his Wood Bros. engine at his home, so he can have fun with it there. Courtesy of Mrs. Ed Schwerin, Route 2, Sumner, Iowa 50674