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This is Hand Feed Threshing the starting of the horses on the power. Only three teams are used at a time.1963 North Nebraska Thresher Reunion.
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I photographed this engine at the Agricultural Museum in 1963. Albert Bernie of Angusville and F. Kerr of Winnipeg are on the engine. Don Carrothers and Russ Gurr are on the stand.
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Here is a picture of my 20 HP Case that I bought new in 1923 and it was junked in 1936. I am on the engine.
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This is a picture of my latest hobby, a steam powered sewing machine. The engine is one that was used in a popcorn machine. The boiler was formerly used for recapping tires. It carries ninety pounds of steam but a reducing valve is used to lower the press
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A 50 horse Case built in 1924 and this engine is in first class shape. No number on this engine. I ran this engine myself for around 15 minutes and it is a honey.
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This picture was taken in 1915. It shows my 30 HP Russell Engine and most of the crew taking a short break for afternoon coffee. I am really sorry this engine went to the scrap men during the last waft as it still was a pretty good engine after all the th
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A 22-80 Advance built in 1905 and also in very fine shape.
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Here is a picture of my 8 x 10 Frick Engine.
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Here is a picture which I took at the Threshermens Reunion last summer of the Gray Gas Tractor. Don Carrothers is doing the announcing.

The sewing machine is controlled by a press pulley on a short
belt. A quarter inch shaft about five inches long with ball
bearings is anchored directly under the balance wheel of the sewing
machine; the belt from the engine is connected to it. The linkage
from the pedal to the press pulley is an enclosed cable.

The engine and counter shaft are mounted on inch ply wood with
legs made from inch pipe. This and the sewing machine table is made
so they can be demounted and put in the back of a car.

Bud Davis at the left in the picture has helped me very much
with putting the engine in good condition. My wife and I are
holding a piece of cloth showing what has been written with the
machine. She is very skilled at this type of work.

I have attended some of the steam shows and think most of us
like fo bring some new hobby each year. This is what makes the
shows more interesting.

I hope that I will be able to present this at some show this

Here is a picture of our Rumely Gas Pull, 15-30, about 1912.
This tractor was bought new by a company of five small farmers of
Tuttle, North Dakota in 1912. A collector friend told me about it a
year ago, so he and I, along with Dale Hauk of Wolford, North
Dakota, drove down to Tuttle and he showed me where it was located.
It had stood still in the shed since 1928. After talking to one of
the owners, Grace Lewis, a daughter of one of the company’s
outfit and James Whitmore, also of Tuttle, N. D., and getting the
names of the other three owners along with their addresses, I wrote
to them. After about 3 more trips to Tuttle and a lot of letter
writing I was able to buy this Rumely Gas Pull, complete with an
Advance Rumely, 32 x 52, Ideal Thresher which is wood and also in
good condition. This tractor has never done any field work, only
threshing. After having it home 2 hours I had it running very

We have a collection of 24 Rumely Oil Pulls. I still need only a
1928, 30-50, Model Y and a 40-60 Model Z to complete our


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