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This is my 24-45 Model B Oil Pull and 32 x 56 Advance Separator. Bought this rig in 1914, ran it 22 years. I am handling the engine. The man sitting on the tool box is my separator man.
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My 30-60 Rumely Oil Pull unrestored. My son, Gerald Miller, is standing in front of the drive wheel. This is a type 'S' tractor and the serial number is 292. We purchased the Oil Pull last Spring and it is now fully restored, painted and decaled
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The letter and pictures must have gotten separated as we have no description of this interesting picture. It certainly is and Old Style 'Jumbo' Harrison engine. Looks like the smoke box door is open.
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17-30 type B Minneapolis Tractor pulling my 28-47 Case Separator this picture was taken in July 1953 my Uncle bought this Tractor and a 28-46 Minneapolis Standard Steel Separator new in May 1938 still have them both in my shed haven't run them since 1954.
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This is my father's 18 hp Aultman Taylor engine and Thresher. My father is standing by the front wheel and the picture was taken in 1919 when the rig was almost new. My father passed away in 1949.

This is in the Minot area Buffalo Pitts Plowing outfit turning
raw prairie sod which did not give up easily. We did have a load
with those 12 plows which was too many when it became dry and then
we took off three. The furrows were usually one mile long, that is
two miles to the round. Oh boy, what a day, I can hardly keep my
seat as I think back of the thrill it was to pull throttle on that
mighty stead and feel the quiver as those furrows began to turn.
What a sight that was. I was told when I was back in Minot 1953 for
a reunion and served on the program. There were a handful of men
there to whom I spoke that remembered back to this day in 1905.
They said they could hear that engine talking early in the
quietness of the morning for 15 miles.

Lunch from a real harvest cook wagon at the Chris Busch Ranch
near Colton, Wash. It had everything to bring back memories for the
5,000 in attendance, or at least the older ones who had worked in
crews with the steam thresher. Only the swarms of flies that went
with horse and mule power were missing, though one exiowan
complained that he really missed the swarm of gnats that hovered
around the water jug bung where the soggy corn cob soured with age
and soaking.

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