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James Fleming Engine at Blakers Reunion

| September/October 1952

  • Avery Model Engine

  • Ithaca traction

  • Ithaca traction engine
    The Ithaca traction engine with the dome in the stack and a pin instead of a clutch. In the hilly country of N. Y., and Pa., the clutch was not popular. Several accidents are reported with engines using the clutch in that section.
  • Minneapolis double
    Here is another Rare Bird. The Minneapolis double with the double smoke stack. If an engine has two cylinders why not two smoke stacks. Many have written and asked us if we ever saw one. Some had heard there was one but were not sure of the truth of it. H
  • Avery 18 hp Engine
    Mr. R. D. Yoder and his Avery 18 hp that he just got home. That is the way it looked. Keep this picture and we will have a picture of it when it is restored.
  • Threshing Machine
    The Frick Company Threshing Machine of 1880. Note on the machine that the Agent was from Mt. Morris, III. Evidently that is where the machine was sold and used. Courtesy of Terry Mitchell, Advertising Manager, Frick Company.
  • Merry-Go-Round double engine
    A. Herschel Spill man. Merry-Go-Round double engine. Mr. .Paul Gaines of Glencoe, Minn., is interested in these engines and has one he is putting in running order. Do you remember when they were used?

  • Avery Model Engine
  • Ithaca traction
  • Ithaca traction engine
  • Minneapolis double
  • Avery 18 hp Engine
  • Threshing Machine
  • Merry-Go-Round double engine

Model Avery return flue engine built by Dan S. Zehr of 115 Bungalow Place, Pontiac, Illinois. Mr. Zehr is President of Zehr's Central States Steam Engine and Thresher Historical Association. The two little men on the platform of the Avery are Daniel Zehr the 8th, and John Zehr sitting on the Bunker. Both are sons of Dean Zehr and grandsons of Dan S. Zehr and all of Pontiac, III. Daniel can drive this Avery and in all probability will be handling it at the next Reunion in Pontiac September 10 to14.

The left hand view of the Ithaca traction is not so well known among the Hobby Craft so we are pleased to present a picture of it for you to study. They were made in Ithaca, N. Y., by the John B. Lang engine works. It was also known as the Lang and Button. M r. Button was the son-in-law of Mr. Lang and they conducted the business for many years.