POST CARD


| September/October 1978

  • A steam tractor
    A steam tractor of 1894, built by the Best Manufacturing Company one of the predecessors of the present Caterpillar Tractor Company, for logging the Western woods. Courtesy of F. Webster Advertising, Caterpillar Tractor Company, Peoria, Illinois 61602.
  • Survey party near Withrow
    Gn. 1105-2-8-0 with survey party near With row, Washington. Now it is just a freight line about twice weekly in Douglas County. Courtesy of Walt Thayer, Box 2175, Wenatchee, Washington 98801.
    Walt Thayer
  • Mrs. Olga Kline and Mrs. Frank
    Mrs. Olga Kline and Mrs. Frank Procunier at their home, 2 miles north of Murphysboro, Illinois. Picture taken about 1915.
    George W. Procunier
  • J. I. Case engine
    My father on ground lift. Me on engine 7-1918 J. I. Case engine. Taken near De Soto, Illinois. Courtesy of George W. Procunier, 120 South 16th Street, Murphysboro, Illinois 62966.
    George W. Procunier
  • A Fordson tractor

    Donald A
  • The Ralph Wall Farm
    This picture was taken in the early 1900s on the Ralph Wall Farm, south of Pleasant Hill, Ohio. Ralph Wall is the man standing with the light colored gloves. Allen Wall is the largest of the two boys. Identity of the engine is unknown. Courtesy of Allen W
    Allen Wall
  • Holt side hill combines
    Holt side hill combines like these helped boost Washington wheat production from six million bushels in 1890 to 42 million in 1920. Courtesy of F. Webster Advertising, Caterpillar Tractor Company, Peoria, Illinois 61602.
    F. Webster
  • 4-inch scale Advance Rumely
    Keith Odcrkirk behind his 4-inch scale Advance Rumely greets an old friend.
    James M. Barnhard
  • Keith Oderkirk's grounds
    A section of Keith Oderkirk's grounds. An old-time drag saw to the right center. Some more of trailer park in right background. ''Smoky Joe's'' Depot in left background. Courtesy of James M. Barnhard, 3746 Winter Garden Road, Orlando, Florida 32805.
    James M. Barnhard

  • A steam tractor
  • Survey party near Withrow
  • Mrs. Olga Kline and Mrs. Frank
  • J. I. Case engine
  • A Fordson tractor
  • The Ralph Wall Farm
  • Holt side hill combines
  • 4-inch scale Advance Rumely
  • Keith Oderkirk's grounds

This Birdsell clover huller was part of the threshing outfit my father purchased from Fred Rong. My father rebuilt the clover huller in the spring of 1924. Also installed new rasp on the hulling cylinder. As I remember, being an eight year-old and Chief Engineer on the job, it took several days to install the new rasp. My reward came late in the summer when my father hitched the clover huller behind a Fordson tractor and put me on the tool box between the front wheels and we took off for the Seymour Whitman Farm, east of Pleasant Hill, Ohio. This was my first experience at custom work, also my first big harvest meal away from home. It was late in the day when we finished and we arrived home with the outfit about dark. I was a tired, but happy boy. Courtesy of Donald A. Coppock, 1408 S Lea, Roswell, New Mexico 88201.