POST CARDS


| July/August 1964

  • Old threshing machine
    The old threshing machine in this picture was manufactured by Wands-cheer Bros., Sioux Center, Iowa. It is now owned by Peter Vander Weide, Sioux Center, Iowa, who is shown in the picture. It is motor driven, self propelled and the motor is on top.
  • Hull's engine
    Mason-Dixon Reunion 1963 with Hull's engine. Parading at Mt. Pleasant, Iowa.
  • Nichols & Shepard Engine

  • 24 hp. Minneapolis
    Durward's 24 hp. Minneapolis No. 8673 pulling the sawmill in June 1956.
  • Nichols & Shepard Engine
    Here is a picture of the 20 Nichols & Shepard, No. 14052 owned by Mr. Chas. Routhe, St. Joseph, Illinois. This picture was taken at Mr. Routhe's farm in August 1963.
  • Model traction steam engine
    Here is a picture of the small model traction steam engine which we use to give rides on the street. It is the only one of its kind that I know of giving rides on the street.
  • Murray Clark
    Murray Clark would like to get his 1920 Overland across the tracks, but first things first, the Heisler must be oiled by Allan Pommer. North Woodstock, New Hampshire. Clark's Trading Post
  • Minneapolis Farm Motor
    Here is a picture of my 22-44 Minneapolis Farm Motor. It is in A-1 condition as it has been housed most of its life except for about 11/2 years. The man that bought it brand new traded a 40 acre farm for it in 1924. This picture shows the old and the new.
  • Baker Engine

  • 80 Case Engine
    Here is a picture of my last engine, an 80 Case. It was one swell engine. She is just popping off so you can see the steam. I threshed for 23 falls and have run almost every make of engine.
  • Great Northern Depot
    1916 picture at Great Northern Depot, Perkins, Iowa on R. R. line from Sioux City, Iowa to Willmar, Minnesota. This engine was unloaded at Perkins and used for threshing in that vicinity. Does anybody have more information on this??
  • Old New Huber
    A corn shredding scene of November 30, 1909. A good old New Huber powering a Jenny shredder. The outfit was owned by Wm. E. Nichols of Morganville, New York, R. D. Nicholas father, when R. D. was just a 'kid'.
  • Traction Engine
    This picture of a 1910 Sawyer-Massey, 20 HP, Traction Engine was taken in the woods at Haney, British Columbia, Canada.
  • Model R
    Here is a picture of 1/2 scale Peerless 1898, Model R, 4' bore, 6' stroke. It has the Landis reverse, wood spoked wheels and Pickering Governor. My uncle, James E. Lancaster, built it. Gilbert B. Lancaster, my father, is doing the sawing.
  • 35 hp. Farquhar Engine
    35 hp. Farquhar doing its last running in this running in this country, before leaving for South America.
  • 2 HP Traction Engine
    Here is a picture of my little 2 HP Traction which was built in 1961 from odds and ends. It has a 33/8 x 33/4 bore and stroke, carries 75 lbs. of steam, chain drive on wheels. The boiler is a Little Giant, built in Chicago about 1905, 11/2 HP. I built the
  • Advance Rumely
    This picture of the Advance Rumely, 22 HP, No. 14727, was taken during the winter of 1958. Charles Routh is the owner and he also has a Nichols-Shepard Engine, a Keck Thresher and several old tractors and gas engines. We hope to cut 10 acres of wheat and
  • Case Portable
    Case Portable with reverse. It pulled a Sawmill at the Maryland Reunion. You could call it 'A Powerful Brute'.
  • Avery outfit
    Gus Linquist, Stratford, Iowa, 1905. These are not show pictures - they were taken when men were men, and when a neighbor was a neighbor. Avery outfit, with Gus by the wheel of steamer - years ago.
  • Avery tractor
    Gus Linquist of Stafford, Iowa with his new Avery tractor and Wood Bros. Separator in 1915. This is the same men as in 1905 only as time changed, so did Gus, but he is long gone to the 'hunting ground' now, as is a lot of these old timers these
  • 110 Case Engine
    110 Case and Ernie Stinson's 40 Reeves. This picture was taken in 1919. We just happened to pass as we were moving from one plowing job to another at Brady, Montana. Sorry, but we have lost the name of the person who sent this picture to us, but we though
  • 20 Russell Engine
    This picture was taken in 1917 as the 20 Russell and 36-60 Separator was leaving home to start threshing run.
  • 17 Jumbo Engine
    Here is a picture of the 17 Jumbo, No. 2337, owned by Glen Combs, Decatur, Illinois. This picture was taken at Geo. Scoles farm, Cisco, Illinois on Saturday, July27, 1963.
  • Engine, No. 2210'
    This engine, No. 2210, was made by the Jacob Haish Company, DeKalb, Illinois and sold by the Sandwich Manufacturing Company, Sandwich, Illinois. I found it at Manistique, Michigan on my way home from a deer hunting trip. It was used to run a small saw mil
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  • Kitson steam train
    Birmingham Steam Trams. Kitson steam train of 1883 and trailer.
  • Joe Buckle
    This picture was taken at Hayden Lake, Idaho between 1916 and 1920. The driver is Joe Buckle and his father is on the mower. I went to school with Joe.
  • Traction Engine
    Here is a picture of a rare engine taken at a Steam Meet at Victor, New York in 1962. I do not believe there is another like it. It is a S. W. Woods, 16 HP, Traction Engine built at Clyde, New York. My son and I are the owners of this engine. The man besi
  • Cretoris Model D
    Here is a picture of me standing beside my 1915 Cretoris Model D. The engine and poppers work perfectly. Note the two brass lined stats in top of front glass frame where harness lines went through to steer old Dobbin.
  • Old time box
    When I was a boy I drove a header-box at harvest time. This picture shows the old time box that was used in the big bend country of Washington.
  • Frick Thresher
    Here is a picture of a Frick 81/2 x 10 and a 28-47 Frick Thresher, threshing rye on my farm in 1958.
  • Model Minneapolis
    A few samples of my models. The one in the distance is a model Minneapolis Return Flue - a memory job - a few tin cans and a door bell motor drives the crank. Eccentric drives contact points, enclosed batteries do the work. There are 2 Minneapolis straigh
  • Single Cylinder Engine
    Here is a picture of a Single Cylinder Engine made by Messrs. Clayton and Shuttle worth, Lincoln in 1866. The threshing machine is of a later date. The only thing I remember about this is that the thresherman always stopped at a pub opposite our house and
  • Old steam engines
    The line of old steam engines we displayed at our steam engine show last year. The first one is an old Huber I found. I worked nearly all summer to get it built up and in running order for the steam engine show.
  • Tank
    This picture was taken in 1941 and I am standing on the tank.
  • 25 HP Gas Tractor
    Pictured is an old 25 HP Gas Tractor. We looked for a whole year for one and what do you know, we found it within 20 miles of home in an old building. It was sold to settle an estate. What a beauty it turned out to be after we had it all cleaned and paint
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  • Steam Engine
    Here is a picture of my No. 2390 Baker Steam Engine Uniflow.
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  • Engine number 4
    Here is a picture of the engine I built with the following specifications: Length of boiler - 631/2', Height - 54', Diameter - 123/4', Width - 29', 14 flues, Crank disc - 9-3/4 x 1-1/8, Front wheels - 4 x 21', Flywheel - 5 x 15&qu
  • Minneapolis Engine
    Here is a picture of a 1906 Minneapolis Return Flue taken in 1958. The engine is in A-1 condition. It is owned by James Ruble, Moscow, Minnesota. The man at the throttle is George Schmidt.
  • Gaar-Scott engine
    I was a teen-ager at the time I fired this engine in 1917. I'm hidden behind the straw rack and the fellow standing is C. Fehr, owner of the outfit. This was taken north of Saskatoon. A Gaar-Scott engine and Case Separator. It was a nice engine to fire an
  • Case Engine
    This outfit belonged to John Goertzen. In 1920 I fired this Case Engine and put in about 30 days and enjoyed every bit of it. This was on the Gravelburg Branch Hodgeville and St. Boswells. Made a good bit of dough for the winter. It was 'bringing in
  • Waterloo Traction Engine
    This picture of a 1912, 13 HP, Waterloo Traction Engine was taken at the Saskatoon Pion-era in 1958.
  • 30 HP Advance Engine
    This picture was taken at Aastad Township, Minnesota in 1920. The rig was owned by Clarence Hoff. The engine was a 30 HP Advance. I am on the left and my fireman, Clarence Paulson, is on the right. I had my first engine at the age of 18 years and it was a
  • Model Galloway
    F. H. Warnock of 422 Euclid Ave., Peoria Heights, Illinois built this outfit and exhibited it at the Pontiac and Mt. Pleasant Reunions. The small engine is a Model Galloway, which runs the pump. The larger one is an English type built from castings. They
  • Wheeden toy engines
    Here is a novelty. It is owned and built by Dan Evans, Comeridge, Illionis. It has an oscillating cylinder. You have seen them on Wheeden toy engines. This is the only one of this size I have seen. We are giving three views of it for your study. Evans alw
  • Wheeden toy engines
    Here is a novelty. It is owned and built by Dan Evans, Comeridge, Illionis. It has an oscillating cylinder. You have seen them on Wheeden toy engines. This is the only one of this size I have seen. We are giving three views of it for your study. Evans alw
  • Reunion Gems
    Reunion Gems
  • Wheeden toy engines
    Here is a novelty. It is owned and built by Dan Evans, Comeridge, Illionis. It has an oscillating cylinder. You have seen them on Wheeden toy engines. This is the only one of this size I have seen. We are giving three views of it for your study. Evans alw
  • Case Tractor
    Amer Cook's Case Tractor at the Pontiac Reunion. That looks like a smile of satisfaction.
  • Prof. S. D. Chambers
    Here is a picture of Prof. S. D. Chambers of Purdue University standing beside a 50 HP Case Engine, Serial No. 32115. The engine was built on July 28, 1914 and shipped on September 8, 1914 to Naperville, Illinois. Total weight was 16,560 lbs. The picture
  • G. W. McConnen farm
    This picture was taken at the G. W. McConnen farm at Dorset, Ohio on August 2, 1961.
  • Model double Star Engine
    Nate Lang and the Model double Star Engine, which he built. This was taken at the Mt. Pleasant Reunion. It is a l/2 scale of a 20 hp which I guess would make it a 10 hp. It is perfect. -Elmer

  • Old threshing machine
  • Hull's engine
  • Nichols & Shepard Engine
  • 24 hp. Minneapolis
  • Nichols & Shepard Engine
  • Model traction steam engine
  • Murray Clark
  • Minneapolis Farm Motor
  • Baker Engine
  • 80 Case Engine
  • Great Northern Depot
  • Old New Huber
  • Traction Engine
  • Model R
  • 35 hp. Farquhar Engine
  • 2 HP Traction Engine
  • Advance Rumely
  • Case Portable
  • Avery outfit
  • Avery tractor
  • 110 Case Engine
  • 20 Russell Engine
  • 17 Jumbo Engine
  • Engine, No. 2210'
  • Picture #1
  • Kitson steam train
  • Joe Buckle
  • Traction Engine
  • Cretoris Model D
  • Old time box
  • Frick Thresher
  • Model Minneapolis
  • Single Cylinder Engine
  • Old steam engines
  • Tank
  • 25 HP Gas Tractor
  • Picture #2
  • Steam Engine
  • Picture #4
  • Picture #3
  • Engine number 4
  • Minneapolis Engine
  • Gaar-Scott engine
  • Case Engine
  • Waterloo Traction Engine
  • 30 HP Advance Engine
  • Model Galloway
  • Wheeden toy engines
  • Wheeden toy engines
  • Reunion Gems
  • Wheeden toy engines
  • Case Tractor
  • Prof. S. D. Chambers
  • G. W. McConnen farm
  • Model double Star Engine

Here is a picture of a 35 HP Double Simple Nichols & Shepard Engine pulling a fourteen bottom breaking plow, breaking the virgin sod of Dakota. This outfit was purchased 50 years ago and was the first engine and separator to be unloaded in Barnard, South Dakota. After the harvest this same engine was belted to the largest 'Red River Special' separator and threshed for as many as 73 days some falls. It threshed its last in 1920 after wearing out two separators. This was H. S. Flukes with his Breaking outfit near Westport, S. D.I wish that I would have had a camera way back when I was a small boy and preserved some of the beautiful pictures that were present at the time. My first recollection of a steam engine was' in 1911, a 22 HP Buffalo-Pitts. Now I have to be content to visit the reunions, which we do every fall.

A snapshot of my Baker Engine, 21-75 HP, No. 16389, taken a few years back. I sold this engine to a man in Ohio and since it has changed hands and I lost track of it. Some time ago I ran an ad in the Album to locate it. Mr. Otto Klutzke of Lafayette, Indiana answered the ad, informing me he was the owner. Shortly after the first of January, Charles Routh of St. Joseph, Illinois, Paul Alsip and Ike Lewis of Ogden, Illinois and I motored to Lafayette and had a nice visit with Mr. Klutzke and was glad to see the Baker once again. Much to my surprise Mr. Klutzke said he would sell the Baker and a Keck that he also owned. So, Charles Routh is a proud owner of the Keck and I amĀ  a happy boy reunited with the Baker. Mr. Klutzke did make some changes much to my regret. He took the lugs off and the the Boy Scouts got them in a scrap drive. Also cut the front wheels down and put it on rubber. He did a nice job but I wish I could find some one to trade wheels with. I am rebuilding the tanks and making a new cab. I will give it a good cleaning and paint job.