POST CARD


| September/October 1975

  • The straw stack engine
    A copy of an old post card I have had for many years. I have no information on it, except the man on the straw stack is my father, Louie Scheetz. I am wondering if anyone can identify the make of the engine. Courtesy of Chas. F. Scheetz, Route 1, Solon,
    Chas. F. Scheetz
  • Tom Ackerman
    Tom Ackerman prepares to chauffer a bride-to-be to her wedding in the 1930 Cadillac V-16. Courtesy of William E. Hall, 15700 Santini Road, Burtonsville, Maryland 20730
    William E. Hall
  • 40 HP J. I. Case
    1920 40 HP J. I. Case and 28x42 Case thresher 1929 water tank trailing my wife, Alice, ad engineer and myself, firing. We won a lovely trophy for the best entry in Old-Timers Section at 1973 Red Deer Exhibition Parade. Courtesy of Fred Freschette, R.R. 4,
    Fred Freschette
  • A steam engine
    On the lower left hand corner of page 18 of the Jan-Feb. 1974 of the Iron-Men Album Magazine is a picture of a steam engine like the toy engine on this picture. There are no identification marks or names on this toy engine. Courtesy of Lester Stansberry,
    Lester Stansberry
  • Garr-Scott
    Garr-Scott 1884, 10 HP with a Geiser Thresher 1888, owned by Gary Shifflett, Harrison-burg, Virginia getting in line for parade at Bridgewater, Vol. Fire Co. Steam & Gas Meet. Photo by Charles Clemmer, Dayton, Virginia. Courtesy of Ralph R. Rhodes, Route
    Ralph R. Rhodes
  • Weeden upright engine
    Weeden upright engine No. 1 Pat. May 11, 18??. The above statement is stamped on top of the boiler. The last two numbers of the year cannot be read. This engine runs in perfect order. I have the original wooden shipping box for this engine. It is not for
    Lester Stansberry
  • McCormick Deering tractor

    John T. Hays
  • 20 HP Case engine
    Pictured is my restored 20 HP Case engine, Serial Number 11162, made in 1902. This engine is in such perfect condition, it would thresh for many years. Courtesy of Lyal Hardesty, Route 1, Box 80, Augusta, Wisconsin 54722
    Lyal Hardesty
  • A clover hulling operation
    It seems like 100 years since I last saw a clover hulling operation. At Hamilton we watched Charles Orr, of Hamilton Missouri, feeding ''The New Birdsell Clover Huller''. Charles kept up a steady feed in spite of the high temperature that day in 1973 at t
    Bernard Hines
  • Horse forming days

    Lyal Hardesty
  • 16HP Ault-man Taylor
    Tom Ackerman s16HP Ault-man Taylor ready for repairs at my place. Courtesy of William E. Hall, 15700 Santini Road, Burtonville, Maryland 20730
    William E. Hall
  • Tom Ackerman
    Tom Ackerman with his 1924 Ahrens-Fox fire truck. Courtesy of William E. Hall, 15700 Santini Road, Burtonsville, Maryland 20730
    William E. Hall

  • The straw stack engine
  • Tom Ackerman
  • 40 HP J. I. Case
  • A steam engine
  • Garr-Scott
  • Weeden upright engine
  • McCormick Deering tractor
  • 20 HP Case engine
  • A clover hulling operation
  • Horse forming days
  • 16HP Ault-man Taylor
  • Tom Ackerman

In the March-April 1975 Iron-Men Album I mentioned seeing a model steel Avery thresher operated by a model 15-30 McCormick Deering tractor. The models are 1/2 scale of a 28 x 48 Avery Thresher and 1/2 scale 15-30 McCormick tractor complete with a 4 cylinder motor. The outfit includes a hayrack wagon and a wood wheeled grain wagon which are shown in the background. The wagons are also 1/2 scale. This fine collection is the work of Gerrit Havelaar and his son Charles. They live in Hudson, South Dakota, 57034. Phone 984-2242.

I am sorry I had the wrong address and was unable to give the owner's name in my notes on the Butterfield show where I saw the machines in action. Recently I received a fine letter from the Havelaars setting me right on this.

I also wish to thank Mr. A. L. Rennewanz of New Rockford, North Dakota 58356 for his informative letter on this. Courtesy of John T. Hays, 1511 Iglehart Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota 55104

HORSE FARMING DAYS AT ROCKOME GARDENS 'IN THE HEART OF ILLINOIS AMISH COUNTRY'



Come and join in the fun during the 7th annual Fall Horse Farming Days at Rockome Gardens, this year on the three weekends of Sept. 26, 27, Oct. 3, 4, 10 & 11. See such daily events as Threshing with horses and steam engines, Gang-Plowing & Disking with a team of six, Sulky-Plowing with a team of three, Silage Cutting and Grinding with horses. And, if you feel particularly hardy, try your hand in our Plowing and Corn-Shucking contests. Also at this time will be one of two annual Arts & Crafts festivals at Rockome Gardens. See the crafts of Blacksmithing, Harness Making, Pottery Making, Chair Caning, Rug Weaving, Candle Making, Spinning, Glass Blowing, and more.

Take in all of the regular features of Rockome Gardens, too. Go on a leisurely stroll through the magnificent rock-floral gardens, and then walk on down to Old Bagdad Town, a recreated frontier village. Take a Buggy Ride or Train Ride, visit the Amish House, Antique Museum, Rock Shop, Bakery, Calico Shop, General Store, Indian Trading Post, and Deer Park. All at Rockome Gardens, located five miles west of Arcola, Ill., just off Interstate 57.