POST CARDS


| January/February 1953



Case Engine

Mr. E. C. McMillan of Hoisington, Kansas, making the Hill Climbing stunt at the Wichita Reunion, September, 1952.

Needless to say it is a Case Engine re-enacting the Case Incline of the period of 1906.

Mr. Joe Drexelius, Bethalto, III, beside the Drexelius 'Jumbo' engine during 1952 threshing season. The 'Jumbo' was made by the Harrison Machine Works of Belleville, III. The make is hardly known outside the Mississippi river valley. However, it is a very practical and handy engine. High Drivers, reverse and throttle combined with one lever were some of the features of the engine.

Miniature Atlantic 3721 Park Engine and train that Mr. Henry Fay Ham purchased in 1951. Three months later, Oct. 8th, 1951, he was killed in an auto wreck, His ambition was to have this outfit running the 1952 season. Had it somewhat dismantled for making necessary repairs when the accident happened. His widow, Mrs. Myrtle Lou Ham, 1523 N. La Salle, Indianapolis, Ind., is anxious to get her money out of it and will sell it for $1250. Engine and tender, two cars of 4 seats each, 16 people can ride in it, and track. She also has a 28-50Keckthresher; Mac-Deering binder; 10' circular saws and 1?hp. motor.

The neat engine built by Ralph W. Shelburne of Zionsville, Ind. Bore 3 and one quarter, stroke 5 and one third. Boiler waist measures 12'. Has 14 and a quarter inch flues 36' long. Front wheels 16' diameter and rear 32' diameter. Has a 3/8' injector. Carries 80 lbs. pressure. He was 600 hours building it. Began building it January 8th, 1952and fired the first time June 8th, 1952. Blakers was the first place it was shown.