Post Card


| November/December 1976

  • Austin Trenching Machine
    An unusual type of steam machine known as the Austin Trenching Machine. It was built about 1919 at Winthrop Harbor, Illinois. The boiler is a Farquhrar, which was manufactured in York, Pennsylvania. Courtesy of John Davidson, Box 4, Bristol, Wisconsin 53
    John Davidson
  • Huber return flue engine
    This picture was taken in 1911 on the Charlie Prachar Farm, 3 miles north of Wilber, Nebraska. The rig is a 16 H.P. Huber return flue engine and a 32'' Huber separator. Left to right; (1) Lad Skocpol, water boy; (2) Joe Vrbsky, assistant engineer - at Hub
    Charles L. Skocpol
  • Edwin Pegelow

    Gary Pegelow
  • Edwin Pegelow
    I recently found the above two pictures of my grandfather, Edwin Pegelow and his brother, Henry Pegelow, with their threshing outfit. The pictures were taken in Dodge County, Wisconsin somewhere around the city of Horicon. Could someone possibly identify
    Gary Pegelow
  • Hauling logs
    Hauling logs off of Cooper Mountain near Chelan, Washington, about 1939. Ken Erickson is driving. The water tank on top of cab was for cooling hot truck brakes, coming down steep grades. Courtesy of W. Thayer, Box 2175, Wenatchee, Washington 98801.
    W. Thayer
  • Crane
    This crane, or shovel, dug the canals from north of Columbia to the Platte River in the late 1910's and early 1920's. Martin Day Company Contractors, Lincoln, Nebraska. It was so big, they could not haul it on the railroad, so it walked across the Platte
    ?John W. Paroiek
  • Case Steam Traction Engine
    STROUD FARM Signed, Limited Edition, full color print featuring 1917 CASE STEAM TRACTION ENGINE by famous artist, Mort Kunstler. Editions: 2000; Size 22'' x 28''. $30.00 plus $2.00 shipping, unframed. $90.00 custom framed in authentic barnwood. Free color
  • Steam tractor
    A photo of an old time steam tractor - all of it was hand built by Dennis Griswold of Long Beach, California (my husband) in about two years time. This is a working model. (Sounds like Mrs. G. is very proud of her husband's work - and I don't blame her -
    Mrs. Dennis Griswold
  • Portable steam engine


  • Austin Trenching Machine
  • Huber return flue engine
  • Edwin Pegelow
  • Edwin Pegelow
  • Hauling logs
  • Crane
  • Case Steam Traction Engine
  • Steam tractor
  • Portable steam engine

Logging in north Carolina: This picture, taken about 60 years ago, shows a portable steam engine in use for logging operations in north Carolina. The photo appeared this summer in the Transylvania Times and the Highlands Highlander. It is the property of Mrs J L Gillispie whose husband was in it. Clyde Osborne, editor of the Transylvania Times, who very kindly enabled us to use the photo, says the crew of men and animals was employed by the old Gloucester Lumber Co. at Rosman, 9 miles west of Brevard, North Carolina. He adds: 'No one now living seems to know anything at all about the monster with the tall smokestack.' The caption on the photo as it appeared in the Times says The tall smokestack kept smoke out of the eyes of the sawing crew when the portable boiler was getting up a head of steam ' We appreciate the assistance of Editor Osborne; and of Lee B. Copple of the Highlander, who wrote about the company. Gerry Lestz