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| September/October 1977

  • Advance engine
    A 22 HP Advance seen at the 1976 Scott-Carver Old Threshers Association Show. Engineer Jim Mollenhauer has the engine all lined up for the belt. Courtesy of Rudy Clemmensen, 833 Grand Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota 55105.
    Rudy Clemmensen
  • Port Huron steam tractor engine
    This Port Huron steam tractor engine is one of many that participate in Greenfield Village's Country Fair (May 19-22, 1977) and Autumn Harvest Weekend (October 1-2, 1977). Courtesy of G. Donald Adams, Greenfield Village and Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn, Mi
    G. Donald Adams
  • South Fork Valley Express
    South Fork Valley Express, Owner Eston TeterFranklin, West Virginia, fireman.
    Charles Clemmer
  • Advance  Engine
    A 16 HP Advance, Engine No. 11495 built in 1909. Sawing in the winter of 1973-74 on the Wayne Kemler farm near Alma, Michigan. John Sandula of Beaverton, Michigan the engineer. Courtesy of David W. Kemler, R.R. #3, Alma, Michigan 48801.
    David W. Kemler
  • Harry C. Bell
    Just finished the job. Courtesy of Harry C. Bell, 512 Slona Street, Peoria, Illinois 61603.
    Harry C. Bell
  • steam gauge registers
    The belt is on and the steam gauge registers 100. Courtesy of Rudy Clemmensen, 833 Grand Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota 55105.
    Rudy Clemmensen
  • Monarch engine
    Enclosed is a snap of a fine double-cylinder Monarch engine. Courtesy of Frank J. Burris, 35640 Avenue F, Yucaipa, California 92399.
    Frank J. Burris
  • Corn crib
    This photo catches the joy of country childhood - two little girls chatting in front of a well-filled corn crib Photo by Gene Puskar, Lancaster (Pa.) New Era; reprinted by permission.
    Gene Puskar
  • Case engine
    1915 65 HP Case, owned by Ted Knack of St. Paul Park, Minnesota, all steamed up to see lumber.
    Rudy Clemmensen
  • Advance Rumely engine
    Advance Rumely No. 14884, 18 HP, owned by Vic Wenzel of Rosemount, Minnesota. Note headlight. Threshing out-of-the-stack, the engine was assigned to a Case separator with wing feeders. Both pictures were taken at the 1976 8th Annual Eagan Threshing Bee. (
    Rudy Clemmensen
  • Fort Seyber
    Fort Seybert, West Virginia, Engineer. George Hammer
    Charles Clemmer
  • Farquhar portable steam engine
    SCENES FROM THE BRIDGEWATER VOL. FIRE COMPANY STEAM AND GAS MEET. Photos courtesy of Charles Clemmer, Dayton, Virginia.
    Charles Clemmer

  • Advance engine
  • Port Huron steam tractor engine
  • South Fork Valley Express
  • Advance  Engine
  • Harry C. Bell
  • steam gauge registers
  • Monarch engine
  • Corn crib
  • Case engine
  • Advance Rumely engine
  • Fort Seyber
  • Farquhar portable steam engine

While no flash was available, under the canopy, yet it may be seen what a firm box frame was built into this particular model of the Monarch line. It is quite self-contained, having the reverse lever and locomotive-type throttle lever mounted intact; together with the lubrication pump. The crosshead guides for the valve stems are of square section, and adjustable, along with the other main guides. The radial valve gear is very similar to that of the Reeves, except that no compensating bell cranks were utilized as with the Reeves. This was all that was left of a good Monarch traction engine, and because of its ease in mounting upon a stationary pedestal, it had been saved to run a small sawmill. I retrieved this fine specimen from fifteen miles southeast of Seattle, Washington. It is occasionally operated from steam borrowed from 'Luellabelle' when the latter is fired up for a parade (it being a road locomotive). With best wishes to all the Force on I.M.A.

BRIDGEWATER

William (Bill) Roberts, Somerset, Virginia, and Curt Fitzhugh, Gordonsville, Virginia, restored this good looking Farquhar portable steam engine. Right; Steam boys here is one for you to talk about. A 6 HP L. Spence portable steam engine, built in 1883 by Ohio Valley Agricultural Works, Belmont Co. Ohio. If anyone has more about L. Spence, write Mason Machine Shop, R. F. D. 1, Box 446, Clarksburg, West Virginia 26301.

STEAM IN FRANCE

J. P. Delaby operates a shop called STEAM, at 21 Rue de Bourgogne, Paris, France.



The shop sells steam engines and traction engines, even though the hobby of collecting and restoring these is not very well known in France.

The shop owner knows of one small factory, making wooden boxes, where 'they use steam to make electricity and run some machines.'



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