Farm Collector


By Staff

Threshing on the Carl Radtke farm, 7 miles north of Lavalle,
Wisconsin, using William Lucht’s 32 x 54 Case thresher and
horsepower in August, 1902, 20 HP Gaar-Scott, Collins,

Threshing on the Herman Lucht Sr. farm in 1907, using William
Lucht’s Case separator and August Steppen’s 16 HP Advance
engine (bought new in 1906)

It is a ‘from scratch’ model built by Walter Warder of
184 S. Washington St., Binghampton, New York 13903. ‘It’s
about ‘ to the foot. The wheels are made from iron pipe and the
spokes are brazed in the rims and staked in the hubs. The boiler is
copper and the fuel is charcoal. It runs well and really sounds off
when belted to this little Baker fan which I also built. The
governor is stainless steel.’

A picture taken by Robert E. King, PO Box 265, Asbury, Missouri
64832 showing a vertical boilered engine at Cedarvale, Kansas. King
reports that it has a power take-off shaft, Pickering governor
(only name on the machine) and a small boom (from cab roof).

  • Published on Nov 1, 1985
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