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A recent addition to the Reynolds Museum is a 1902 Waterloo 16 HP steam traction engine. It weighs 10,770 lbs. without water and came from a location not far from Detroit, Michigan. The man standing beside the steamer is Stan Green, our steam engineer. Co
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Above photo shows Ed Vogel and his 20 mule team hitch. Ed is
riding the left  wheeler mule with a jerk line running to the
lead mule team who had warning bells fixed to their hame tops.
below photo is one of Ed Vogel’s 20 team hitch horses down. The
gray horse is standing a-straddle the down horse which slipped and
is tangled in the hitch. The street was lined with hundreds of
spectators. Ed controlled the team and none of the people were
hurt. [Ed Vogel just died in September and Melvin sent these
pictures in – knowing the Readers would appreciate them. You will
probably remember some of the articles that Ed Vogel has
contributed]. – Anna Mae Courtesy of Melvin Kestler, 1339 Evergreen
Drive, Twin Falls, Idaho 83301

Wagons pulled by Ed Vogel’s 20 mule team hitch. The large
freight wagons consisted of five in number. Only four wagons are
shown in this picture taken at the Ketchum [Sun Valley] Wagon Days
parade. Courtesy of Melvin Kestler, 1339 Evergreen Drive, Twin
Falls, Idaho 83301

This outfit, owned by W. H. Jurney & Sons, was being moved
to another location, to drill for water and to plow. The picture
was taken in 1920. Reading from right to left the engine is a
40-140 C.C. Reeves, next is a well drill, a cookhouse, and a
14-bottom plow. The engineer [in cab] is my Dad, Howard Jurney; the
fireman is my Uncle Loyd Jurney. Courtesy of Arlo Jurney, F3
Kingsland Tr. Crt., 520 – 75 Ave. S. W., Calgary, Alberta.

Some time ago you wanted some pictures of a threshing scene
using Wing Feeders so here are some pictures of Mr. Edgar Bremer of
Freistatt, Missouri and a 20 HP ‘ Minnie ‘ [Minneapolis]
steam engine. This feeder is Garden City as used about 20 years

The engine is a Burrell single crank compound, No. 3918, built
in 1923 at That ford, Norfolk, England. The thresher is a Foster,
built at Lincoln and the straw elevator is a Foley of Bourne. The
set is used to give an annual threshing demonstration at the Leeds
Traction Engine Club Rally at Harewood House – home of Lord
Harewood [cousin of the Queen]. We are having increasing difficulty
in getting wheat or oats cut with a binder for this demonstration.
I hope one year to be able to visit some of your steam working
rallies and perhaps could afford to stay about three weeks.
Courtesy of J. K. Ellwood, Barclay’s Chambers,
Skipton-in-Craven, Skipton, Yorkshire, England

Mr. Nichols & Shepard engine, rear mounted, double cylinder,
high pressure boiler, 20-75 HP. Serial number 13951. The State
Boiler Inspector says it was built in 1926 and shipped to Des
Moines, Iowa and shown at the Iowa State Fair there and sold at the
Fairgrounds to a man that had an old style Advance 32′ cylinder
separator wood machine built long before the days of
Advance-Rumely. He also had a No. 2 American Sawmill. He sawed lots
of lumber and threshed many thousands of bushels of grain, mostly
winter wheat. When threshing and sawing was done, he had a long
trap line along the Skunk River. He had around seven hundred traps
catching such animals as raccoon, skunks, muskrats and others –
perhaps a few badgers thrown in for good measure. The three
attractive females are all students of a Beauty School in Madison,
Wisconsin. The girl near the front wheel is our granddaughter, Pat
Ann Hussli of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. The one in the middle is Barb
Davergstad of Elkhorn and the one near the drive wheel is Barb
Peterson, also of Beaver Dam. Courtesy of Arthur J. Frase, R. R. 1,
Reeseville, Wisconsin 53579

This picture was taken at the 4th Reunion of Pioneer Acres
Plowman & Threshers Club, which was held 12 miles East of
Calgary, Alta. on Aug. 11 & 12, 1973. This 75 H.P. Case was
moving out to plow. Engineer is George Dunlap of Saskatoon, Sask.;
fireman is Toivo Anderson of Three Hills, Alta.; Plowman is Ivan
Adams of Calgary, Alta. Courtesy of Arlo Jurney, F3 Kingsland Tr.
Crt., 520 – 75 Ave., S.W., Calgary, Alta- Canada.

Roy Boatman pictured above with his fine Minneapolis Steamer has
three reasons to be proud. He is the owner of three of the finest
steam traction engines I have ever seen. A 50 H.P. Case just out of
the picture to the left, the showy Minneapolis and the Keck
Gonnerman peeking out in the background. Roy has kept these engines
in top notch condition. His activity in operating these engines
obviously keeps him in good physical condition. Roy is my friend
whom I enjoy visiting and he never fails to make his visitors
welcome. Each year around the fore part of October, he has his own
private steam-up. He lives on Corporation St. in Bridgeport,
Illinois. You won’t need a house number, you just drive down
the street and look for steamers. Three of the nicest you will ever
see in one single group. Courtesy of Bernard A. Hines, 7197
Mississippi St., Merrillville, Indiana 46410

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