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| September/October 1966

  • Willard Engine
    Courtesy of Clark Davichon, Gordon, Ohio This is a Case and Willard Engine. It was made about 2 years, and sold to Advance. This would seem to make it the forerunner of the Advance Engine. At least the Advance had most of the characteristics of this engin
    Clark Davichon
  • Wagon
    Courtesy of Clarence E. Mitcham, R. 1, Mead, Wash. This was taken in 1925 at the Round up in Ritzville Wash. The high seat on the front of the wheat wagon was customary in Big Bend country when I was a young fellow.
    Clarence E. Mitcham
  • Buddy Barnes

    Mrs. Lois Barnes
  • Port Huron Engine
    Courtesy of Eldon White, Route 1, 1738 - 108th Avenue, Otsego, Michigan John Southard, Allegan, Michigan, about to balance his Port Huron at Cold-water 1965. John will be at Cold water again in 1966, whiskers and all, minus the Port Huron, but John's a go
    Eldon White
  • Aultman & Taylor Engine
    Courtesy of M. M. Wood, R. 1, Box 286, Charlottesville, Virginia Me and my Aultman & Taylor Engine. This engine was used by a Mr. Kidd of Fluvania Co. for threshing and other farm uses. I purchased the engine myself and use it for sawing wood. It is in fi
    M. M. Wood
  • Old Nick
    Courtesy of Glenn R. Barick, Route 1, Upper Sandusky, Ohio 43351. Old Nick parked for the winter in 1927.That's me on the platform. This is about the nearest I ever got to be. Engine Man.
    Glenn R. Barick
  • John Barick
    Courtesy of Glenn R. Barick, Route 1, Upper Sandusky, Ohio 43351. John Barick pitching wheat sheaves into the Red River Special Thresher on his farm near Upper Sandusky, Ohio. Sometimes in the 20's this outfit was owned by the Hohwald Threshing Ring. Bar
    Glenn R. Barick
  • Baker Uni-flow Engine
    Courtesy of Harold J. Gay, 633 Cleveland Street, Decatur, Indiana 46733 This is a 23-90 Baker Uni-flow owned by Russel Somers, Markle, Indiana.
    Harold J. Gay
  • Case engine
    Courtesy of William Gayer, Rock Valley, Iowa 51247 Here is a Case engine #31170, located just north of Chillcothe, Missouri, on U.S. 65 by Windmoor Motel and Museum.
    William Gayer
  • Traction engine

    Clay Phillips

  • Willard Engine
  • Wagon
  • Buddy Barnes
  • Port Huron Engine
  • Aultman & Taylor Engine
  • Old Nick
  • John Barick
  • Baker Uni-flow Engine
  • Case engine
  • Traction engine

Courtesy of Mrs. Lois Barnes, 38 A Carmical Street, Newnan, Georgia 30205 I trust this picture will be in order for the times. Buddy Barnes from Newnan, Georgia, Fireman Apprentice, posing just before leaving for Viet Nam. Buddy is on the Aircraft Carrier 'USS Intrepid' and is in the Black Gang that keeps the boilers going. The ship is equivalent to a large power plant, water tube boilers and steam turbines. Most of his work is going inside and keeping the boilers clean and in shape. The Intrepid saw plenty of action in the Second World War and was hit several times. I believe she won several Blue Ribbons for outstanding performance in battle. Note 'E' on Buddy's sleeve (something about World War II that made the ship famous).

Good luck to Buddy and his shipmates !

Courtesy of Mr. Clay Phillips, Route 1, Fall Branch, Tennessee This picture was taken the summer of 1905. It is a Nichols and Shepard traction engine which was owned by Linville Land and son, Charlie. They used it for wheat threshing, sawing lumber and also grinding corn for feeds and meal. At the time the picture was taken, they were pulling into a barn belonging to Dock Baines at Fall Branch, Tennessee to thresh grain. The two men on the engine are Mr. Land and his son, Charlie. The other man is Rev. J. M. Whitaker, who helped and also a man by the name of Orge McCrary, who was not present when this picture was taken.

The little cart behind the engine was the water tank and was pulled by oxen while the engine was in operation. At the time the picture was taken, the threshing machine was following the engine being pulled by two yoke of oxen.



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