POST CARDS


| January/February 1970

  • Monarch Road Roller
    Courtesy of Frank J. Burris, 35640 Avenue F, Yucaipa, California 92399. The Old Gossipper (Frank) with Jacqueline at the throttle and Barbara alongside. They are proud of their Monarch Road Roller.
    Frank J. Burris
  • Red River Special threshing oats
    Courtesy of Jack W. Beamish, Box 271, Hamiota, Manitoba, Canada. My Uncle's 22-65 Case and 36 inch Red River Special threshing oats on the Al Moggah farm, a neighbor of ours. It was a very nice sunny day and there was a good crowd of people come to view t
    Jack W. Beamish
  • The 22-65 is equipped with the Gould valve
    Courtesy of Jack W. Beamish, Box 271, Hamiota, Manitoba, Canada. The 22-65 is equipped with the Gould valve. We placed rubber on the wheels to enable us to travel on the paved streets in town for our annual pioneer day and fair.
    Jack W. Beamish
  • Steam Traction Engine

    Leroy Quandt
  • Engine
    Courtesy of Jack W. Beamish, Box 271, Hamiota, Manitoba, Canada. The engine is equipped with very large gearing and a very large upper and lower cannon bearing. The front wheels of this engine were removed from smoke box sheet and placed at the front of t
    Jack W. Beamish
  • Threshing outfit
    Courtesy of Jack W. Beamish, Box 271, Hamiota, Manitoba, Canada. The threshing outfit of the late Albert P. Berney of Angusville, Manitoba. His threshing day had taken place on the Saturday and ours the following Monday. Seven weeks later, he drowned not
    Jack W. Beamish
  • Logging scene
    Courtesy of Marc Lamoreaux, Box 137, Waterville, Kansas 66548 This logging scene is in the Black Hills loading logs at Warren Lamb Company Camp No.12 with Lima Shay Locomotive Company No. 30 and Lima's Builder No. 2621 built in 1912 for Lanphere Hinrichs
    Marc Lamoreaux
  • The Spokane boys
    Courtesy of Clarence E. Mitcham, Route 1, Mead, Washington 99021. The Spokane boys of the Western Steam Friends Assn. gathered at Mr. John Uhlenkott's home at 315 East Nebraska Ave., in Spokane to help dedicate his new garage.
    Clarence E. Mitcham

  • Monarch Road Roller
  • Red River Special threshing oats
  • The 22-65 is equipped with the Gould valve
  • Steam Traction Engine
  • Engine
  • Threshing outfit
  • Logging scene
  • The Spokane boys

Courtesy of Leroy Quandt, Ryder, North Dakota 58779. This is a 1910 Nichols and Shepard Steam Traction Engine serial number 10437. It was purchased in 1968 by Ed Dobrinski, Herb. Markwardt, and Ozwald Schenfisch, Mokoti, North Dakota from the Torske Brothers of Conrad, Montana. The engine is a 25-85 horsepower double cylinder simple, bore 7' stroke 10'. The horsepower rating, cylinder size and age were determined by Glen Thomas, Ottowa, Illinois. This is one of five steam engines purchased by Makoti Threshing Association members from the Torske brothers. Four of these engines appeared in the 1968 show in Makoti, North Dakota.

This man of German descent is a master craftsman. He has the finest equipped shop I have ever seen. He can build anything he wants to. In this shop, he has a portable blacksmith forge, lathes, drill presses and a bearing press of his own design.

In his house basement is the woodworking shop with every kind of tool. Pictured above are two of his stationary engines. He also has two model stationary engines, one a beautiful Corliss. John is now retired but can't find time to do the things he would like to do.

We all brought our wives and had a potluck dinner. John was a millwright and boiler maker during his lifetime he doesn't know too much about space ships, but don't try to fool him on steam engines.



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