POST CARDS


| July/August 1961

  • Machine
    I'm better known among my friends as 'Little Hynie' a Chief Engineer of Goeman's and Corley's Outfit. Pictured is a machine not just two panels put together. This machine has all working parts same as the Case people made. I could not own or buy
  • Sawyer Massey Engine and Minneapolis Separator
    Sawyer Massey Engine and Minneapolis Separator. This outfit belongs to Mr. Ken Scott, Glen Even, Sask., Canada. They are preparing to thresh oats, September 1959.
    Mr. Ken Scott
  • Calvin's outfit
    Pictured above is Calvin's outfit working together for the first time. 40 hp Case Engine No.34967 belted to 28' Case steel separator threshing wheat.
  • Henry Michelsen at the throttle
    Threshing with the Frank Frahm outfit in 1958. Engineer Henry Michelsen at the throttle.
  • Wade of Tracy
    This picture from Calvin shows L. M. wade of' Tracy, California, separator man for the day at the bagger. Taken September 27, 1959.
  • Little engine

  • 10 hp Russell
    My latest restoration, a 10 hp Russell, No. 8798, built 1896. This is a straw burner with water front extending to front end of boiler. Has 2 rear doors. A rather rare Russell, I think.
  • Reunion Gems
    Reunion Gems
  • Samson gas engine
    26 hp Samson gas engine, built in 1890 by Samson Iron Works of Stockton, California, and still in running order. Taken at P. O. Millers, July 1959.
  • Truck behind Oil Pull
    Part of the early day gas power at the Hastings Show, several small gas engines on truck behind Oil Pull. A real good show!
  • 1/3 scale of 65 hp Case
    This is my outfit and myself. 1/3 scale of 65 hp Case, 4' engine, water tank and separator mounts on a 2 wheel low trailer with special axle.
  • Oil Pull and 28 Rumely
    This is my outfit taken in the early 20's. 16-30 Oil-Pull and 26' Case later traded for 20-35 Oil Pull and 28' Rumely. I'm standing by tractor.
  • Oil Pull
    Elmer Larsons 1/3 scale Oil Pull (1912 Model).6 years of spare time and about $650. worth of parts. 3 3/8 in. bore, 4 in. stroke, about 2 hp. It sounds like the big one which he also has. I never saw a model gas tractor before. This one is a honey!
  • International tractor
    My 8-16 International tractor 1921 Model running a forage blower to blow grain. Picture taken August 1958.
  • Case 40 hp engine
    This is a Case 40 hp that I ran in five parades in '57 in Badger, Lake Norden, Esterline, Arlington and Lake Preston. This engine is like new and has been run only 2 years in threshing. Pictured on the engine with me is my son, grandson and two neighbor b
    Lake Norden
  • Tractor
    Pictured is a tractor made by Bill Hunter. It's a copy of Nichols and Shepard. I ran it Homecoming Day in the parade. I pulled a buggy behind with 2 Indians riding in it. Mr. Hunter has built railroad locomotives also. I sold this tractor for $600.
    Bill Hunter
  • Nichols & Shepard engine
    This is a picture of Joe Karr and crew taken some time in the 'Roaring 20's' Joe is pictured with his hand on spoke of the 20 hp Double Nichols & Shepard engine. The four men in center of picture will have to go nameless as I don't know any but the m
    Joe Karr
  • Model engine
    Picture taken when I visited Antique Engine & Thresher Association show. They let me fire up this 1885 Model engine and run it around for fun.
    Bill Hunter
  • Steam traction engine
    Small steam traction engine, length over all 24', diameter of rear wheels 5. Clutch in the flywheel, slip eccentric reverse. Cylinder bore ' x 1-1/16' stroke.
  • Cylinder bore and stroke
    Laurence sent us this picture with dimensions as follows: Length of boiler 63'xl2', length of smoke stack 21', 11-1 Hues x 35' long. Front wheels 4' x 18'; Rear wheels, 7'x27', flywheel 4'x16'. Cylinder bo
  • Shock Loader
    Henderson's Shock Loader taken in 1918 on the Henderson farm two miles south and four miles east of Halstad, Minnesota. Mr. Henry Henderson has been deceased for several years.
    Mr. Henry Henderson

  • Machine
  • Sawyer Massey Engine and Minneapolis Separator
  • Calvin's outfit
  • Henry Michelsen at the throttle
  • Wade of Tracy
  • Little engine
  • 10 hp Russell
  • Reunion Gems
  • Samson gas engine
  • Truck behind Oil Pull
  • 1/3 scale of 65 hp Case
  • Oil Pull and 28 Rumely
  • Oil Pull
  • International tractor
  • Case 40 hp engine
  • Tractor
  • Nichols & Shepard engine
  • Model engine
  • Steam traction engine
  • Cylinder bore and stroke
  • Shock Loader

This is the outfit that threshed at our place. This engine went to the scrap heap in 1927 and was replaced with a 20 hp Port Huron Compound and the old wooden separator was replaced in 1926 with a Red River Special all steel which was big for our country. It had an extra long feeder so they could get two wagons to it easier and could be lowered almost to the ground so chaining-up was a snap.

The machine is shown unloading a load of bundles at the threshing machine. Two men at the separator pitch the bundles into the thresher after the empty shock loader drives away.

I never owned a threshing rig but have been around them since 1902, so I took it for my hobby. I see many models of threshing machines and engines in the Album. It's fine to make these models if you have a shop full of all kinds of tools but let any of these men make them without a shop or equipment, just simple tools like pliers, hammer, screw-driver, files, vise, punches and drill (small hand-operated one)!!!

The engine has a bore of 2' and stroke of 2' and was machined from rough castings imported from England. The drive is by double chain to the rear wheels and has a ratio of 24 to 1 from the engine. Rear wheels are 20' in diameter and were taken from an old hand roller. Forty pounds pressure runs the rig very well but at eighty the power is amazing. Fred says, 'One nice thing about this is that when the neighbors see it run they think I'm rolling the lawn but I'm just 'playing' with steam. That's me on the water tank.'



Calvin sends us a couple of shots of the first Threshing Bee given by the Nevada Historical Heritage Association, a non-profit corporation set up as an operating museum. The outfit ran like a sewing machine and attracted people from a wide area. He says they are planning a larger run this year plus many other museum activities. Says Calvin, 'So you see, all is not gambling in this country.'

A couple of months ago I ran across this little engine in a large second hand store. It looked a little the worse for wear (and abuse), however, some elbow grease and machine work soon had it in running order.



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