It is owned by the Crow family of Charleroi, Pa. The Christopher and Paul Whaley, of Indianapolis, Ind.
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(Photo courtesy of the boys' great grandfather, Paul F. Crow, RD 1, Box 470, Charleroi, PA 15022.)
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This steam engine is a 1910 Peerless G. It has 9-13 horsepower. The steam engine was made in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania and was pulled by horses to and from different jobs.
The engine is owned by Ralph Castle, Jr. of Keymar, Maryland, and is used to make applebutter, and it is the only portable cooking set-up operating at the gas and steam engine shows in this area.
The applebutter is made in a wooden barrel. The apples and the easoning are placed in the barrel. Live steam is drawn from the steam dome and run through a copper coil. The coil is placed in the barrel and the heat from the steam boils the applebutter. A valve on the coil controls the heat. This method requires no stirring.
Cooking with this method dates back to the early days of steam power. The steam itself does not touch the applebutter. As the steam condenses back to hot water, it is fed through a steam injector back to the boiler, therefore, making it easier to keep steam pressure up in the boiler. Courtesy of Mrs. Richard Houck, secretary of Johnsville, Maryland Ruritan Club.
Victor Gallagher of 2064 Sun home Street, Sarasota, Florida 33581, (also of Shelbyville, IN) sent us this picture of which he says, 'Most people were farming without horses by 1948, so since there were only three of us to thresh we hired two buck rakes to bring the bundles to the thresher, which was mine on our farm. Worked fine, but lots of wheat scattered out on the ground it couldn't be helped. It was a hard job to pitch bundles into the feeder.'
Roy Kite's 65 HP Case pulling a 32 x 54 Case separator. Threshing wheat August 6,1953 at the Roy Kite farm at Bird City, Kansas. Chady Atteberry of Blackwell, Oklahoma is the engineer.
While visiting the museum, we stopped in at the print shop where Ralph operates an ancient proof press and chats with visitors. We asked whether there were any traction engine cuts in his stock, and he came up with this.