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.
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, Owner Eston TeterFranklin, West Virginia, fireman.
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
Just finished the job. Courtesy of Harry C. Bell, 512 Slona Street, Peoria, Illinois 61603.
Harry C. Bell
The belt is on and the steam gauge registers 100. Courtesy of Rudy Clemmensen, 833 Grand Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota 55105.
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
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.
1915 65 HP Case, owned by Ted Knack of St. Paul Park, Minnesota, all steamed up to see lumber.
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. (
Fort Seybert, West Virginia, Engineer. George Hammer
SCENES FROM THE BRIDGEWATER VOL. FIRE COMPANY STEAM AND GAS MEET. Photos courtesy of Charles Clemmer, Dayton, Virginia.
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.
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
The shop owner knows of one small factory, making wooden boxes,
where 'they use steam to make electricity and run some
A Corliss salvaged by J. P. Delaby is now at the Brighton &
Hove Engineerium in England.
We were told of the shop by a friend who lives in Munich, and
who saw the sign when in Paris. We wrote, and were pleased to
receive an answer.