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| September/October 1961

  • Steam Engine
    At the turn of the 20th Century Williams Grove, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, was the 'Wichita' of the East as far as the exhibition of Steam Engines and Threshers, as well as other farming equipment, was concerned.
    Williams Grove
  • Making shingles
    Making shingles at the Buckeye Steam Show, September 24, 1960. Jack Egbert at the machine.
    Jack Egbert
  • 1908 Advance Compound
    1908 Advance Compound, 9 x 12 x 10, No. 8191. The Separator is an Advance 36 x 60 and was new in 1904. It was run in Kansas and Oklahoma by Hollis Cortelyou (man with shovel) His father, A. W. Cortelyou, is sitting on the engine. His brother, W. H., is si
    Hollis
  • 9x10 Frick Eclipse Engine
    9x10 Frick 'Eclipse' Engine, No. 15564, the third and last engine owned by Hollis Cortelyou. 1904-1940 threshing stacks near Caldwell, Kansas, about 1931. Jack Elliott and Hollis at front wheel. Hollis sold this engine in 1940.
    Kansas
  • 89th birthday anniversary
    In the picture, left to right: Harry Trego, Halstead, Kan.; Edward Hubertus, Utica, Nebr.; A. J. Goodban, York, Nebr.; Wm. Schlecte, Waco, Nebr.; Marcus Leonard, Salina, Kan.; Carrol M. Leonard, Stillwater, Okla; Ray H. Ernst, Wayland, Iowa; John Offutt,
  • O. S. Kelly engine
    I believe this to be an O. S. Kelly engine made about 1886 as patent dates on side of engine are 1884, 1885, 1886.Photo was taken between 1890 and1895.The man on far side of engine was John Koerner, my wife's foster father and I believe the engineer was a
    John Koerner
  • Waterloo, 30 hp'
    This is a Waterloo, 30 hp, Made in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, and is owned by Less Lowe, R.R. 1, Campbellville, Ontario, and he mostly uses it in his saw-mill but also for threshing and cutting corn.
  • Minneapolis Steamers
    These Minneapolis Steamers are owned by Bill Albert of Harris, Iowa. Bill has been collecting for about 5 or 6 years. The return Flue is a Mpls. 16 hp and has a 9 x 10 cyl. about 1903 vintage, serial no. 3790. The straight flue Mpls. is a 28 hp with an 11
  • 25 hp Waterloo steam engine
    25 hp Waterloo steam engine and 36 x 56 Waterloo thresher. Picture taken 1908. Dell Willson, engineer at throttle, and my father, Wm. Willson standing on top of thresher. Takenmile west of Boissevain, Manitoba, Can.
    Dell Willson

  • Steam Engine
  • Making shingles
  • 1908 Advance Compound
  • 9x10 Frick Eclipse Engine
  • 89th birthday anniversary
  • O. S. Kelly engine
  • Waterloo, 30 hp'
  • Minneapolis Steamers
  • 25 hp Waterloo steam engine

Case had her 'Hill Climbing' stunt and Huber had a stunt peculiar to Huber and Williams Grove. The Yellow Breeches Creek, quite sizeable, ran through the grounds. Huber would wade in the creek, water to the rear axle and then dare any other engine to follow. Huber was the only return flue boiler represented in the East - it worked!

At the Williams Grove Reunion in 1960, Mr. William King, R.D. 1, Dillsburg, Pennsylvania, repeated the stunt and it was a huge success. We are glad to present this picture of Mr. King and the Huber Engine No. 11527 which left the factory October 7th, 1920.

Marcus Leonard of Salina, Kansas, fifth from left, a man who dedicated his productive years to threshing machine operating, then in the early 1900's, to selling machinery, was tendered profound esteem on his 89th birthday anniversary, April 23rd, by many of his long time friends.

A delegation of eleven men, representing five states, converged on the birthday celebrant's Salina home, to personally extend felicitations to Mr. Leonard.



Jokes were swapped - fantastic tales were spun - past history of threshing was retraced before the group at the noon hour adjourned to a Salina Restaurant to break bread together.

Back t the Leonard home, the afternoon was spent reminiscing and paying tribute to a man who had endeared himself to these eleven men.



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