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| September/October 1973

  • Case Tractor
    The little Case on incline. It was steeper than it looks - at 1969 Pion Era. Courtesy of Clarence M. Reed, 426 Margaret Street, Akron, Ohio 44306.
    Clarence M. Reed
  • Stationary Sawmill Engine

    W. J. Place
  • Stationary Sawmill Engine

    W. J. Place
  • Lang & Button engine
    I'm sending a picture of the Lang & Button engine like suggested on page 39 of Nov.-Dec. I. M. A. I do not know of any history of the engine, but the engineer is good looking and she also knows how to operate Lang & Button. The owner/operator is the perso
    Charles E. Martin
  • American -Abele steamer
    THE BIG FULL! This house was hauled from way out in the country to Vulcan, Alberta, where it still stands [today it is quite a modern house, having been remodeled]. This picture was taken in 1915. The lead engine [owned by W.H. Jurney & Sons] is a 25 HP A
    Arlo Jurney
  • 80 HP Case steamer
    This 1914 80 HP Case steamer was moved under its own steam from Olds, Alberta, to Three Hills, Alberta, a distance of 55 miles, in the year 1967. We had a ''ball'' doing it. That's me [Doug], on the left relaxing against the big rear wheel, I acted as fir
    Doug Hartley
  • Avery undermounted

    W. Paul Meredith
  • 17 HP Jumbo
    17 HP Jumbo 1910 being loaded. Picture taken in 1940. Courtesy of Drexelius Bros., Belhalto, Illinois.
    Drexelius Bros.
  • Aultman-Taylor engine
    Pictured is the left side view of an Aultman-Taylor engine at Streator, Illinois. Courtesy of Truman Koopman, Flanagan, Illinois 61740.
    Truman Koopman
  • Wooden Cultivator
    A wooden cultivator over 100 years old. Henry Ruholl, R.R. Teutopolis, Illinois restored and owns this antique. Son Delaine, 2 years was ready for a ride. Picture was taken in July of 1970. Courtesy of Ed Jansen, 106 Water Street, Teutopolis, Illinois 624
    Ed Jansen
  • Fowler 8 NHP single cylinder
    Fowler 8 NHP single cylinder, piston valve, cable ploughing engine, No. 13910, built in 1914. It worked until 1944, then later was restored in 1956 for rallying. This picture was taken in 1062 at a Rally near Newcastle-on-Tyne, England. Courtesy of John Y
    John Younger

  • Case Tractor
  • Stationary Sawmill Engine
  • Stationary Sawmill Engine
  • Lang & Button engine
  • American -Abele steamer
  • 80 HP Case steamer
  • Avery undermounted
  • 17 HP Jumbo
  • Aultman-Taylor engine
  • Wooden Cultivator
  • Fowler 8 NHP single cylinder

I have been receiving the ALBUM since 1947 when the Late Arthur Young, Kinzer, Pennsylvania gave me a copy of a story written by Mr. Ritzman, dated July 29, 1946 titled 'Steam Engines Are My Hobby.'

My interest in steam goes back to the early 1900s when my family operated a felspar quarry and chicken grit plant, using steam power to operate the crusher, elevator and screens. I also worked in a shop during World War II which made steam freight elevators fro the Dupont powder plants. The machinery was run by steam. In 1949 I purchased an 8 x 10 Frick traction engine for $250.

Make - Smith, Myers & Schnier. Date - unknown. Cyl. 16' dia. X 20' stroke. Flywheel, 96' dia. and 24' wide. Boiler made by Johnson -Michigan, formerly used in a Great Lakes dredge.

This engine powered a sawmill at Goshen, Indiana until the mill burned down in 1901. Engine was sent to Sanders Sawmill in South Bend, Indiana where it operated until 1924 when a large engine was needed. This engine was stored, dismantled, until January 1970 when it was acquired by the La Porte Society. It is now an operating exhibit.



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