POST CARDS


| July/August 1971

  • George White Separator
    A George White Separator and in the background is a Rumely Oil Pull Tractor 45. That is me with my hand on the machine belt. This machine cuts the straw. It's hooked up in the back. The machine belonged to Albert Vincent, standing beside me. We are both r
    John McGinnes
  • Avery  engine
    This is my Avery undermounted that I've built over the last three years. I had it down to Austin, Manitoba, last summer at the Threshermen Reunion. The rear wheels are 12'' high, 6'' face, front wheels are 9'' high, boiler 6'' outside diameter. Belt pulle
    James Robinson
  • Little engine factory
    Haston L. St. Clair and his little engine factory, 26 x 28. As you can see, it has produced some beautiful models. Haston is partial to a Reeves. His father was a Reeves man and had a 25 hp. one and when threshing was done he would ship his rig to Texas a
    Del W. Seuser
  • Florida Show
    There was not a great deal in the way of steam display at the Zolfo Springs, Florida Show, but what there was, was very nice. Courtesy of Denis McCormack, 404 W. Timonium Rd.,/Timonium, Maryland 21093.
    Denis McCormack
  • Florida Show
    There was not a great deal in the way of steam display at the Zolfo Springs, Florida Show, but what there was, was very nice. Courtesy of Denis McCormack, 404 W. Timonium Rd.,/Timonium, Maryland 21093.
    Denis McCormack
  • Florida Show
    There was not a great deal in the way of steam display at the Zolfo Springs, Florida Show, but what there was, was very nice. Courtesy of Denis McCormack, 404 W. Timonium Rd.,/Timonium, Maryland 21093.
    Denis McCormack
  • Double disc crank type engine
    This engine is a double disc crank type, separable main bearings. The connecting rod bearing on the crank pinend is also separable and held by a wedge. The heads of the cap screws and the hex nuts are .020'' across the flats. This engine contains a flywhe
    William Dawson
  • Harold Culp
    Harold Culp of Miami who was the engineer on the ''Smokey Joe'' Railroad at Haines City, Florida. Courtesy of Denis McCormack, 404 W. Timonium Rd., Timonium, Maryland 21093.
    Denis McCormack
  • Headquarters
    This picture is of members of Western New York Gas and Steam Engine Ass'n putting up their first building for speaker or emcee and below is Headquarters for sales of memberships and subscriptions. Courtesy of R. Dayton Nichols, 6128 Route 5, Stafford, New
    R. Dayton Nichols
  • Mogul steam locomotive
    18'' gauge Mogul steam locomotive built by Max Borchert, Route 3, Mankato, Minnesota. It has a 16'' diameter boiler and 16'' drive wheels. The engine is fired by propane gas. Max enjoys giving rides over a one third mile truck, including a trestle, at his
    David Borchert

  • George White Separator
  • Avery  engine
  • Little engine factory
  • Florida Show
  • Florida Show
  • Florida Show
  • Double disc crank type engine
  • Harold Culp
  • Headquarters
  • Mogul steam locomotive

I have three other engines besides this one. My old one is nearly fifty years old and is still the best.

Haston loves to work with tools so it is only fitting he has quite a collection of old tools of all kinds. You can't help but feel his love for his hobby when you are around his shop. He has completed nine engines and is half finished with a Westing-house. He has completed three Reeves, one Russell, two Case, one Woods Bros, and a single cylinder with clay valve gear and one Nichols & Shepard single cyl.

He has some very good equipment in his shop which is well taken care of as well as the shop itself. It is a pleasure to visit and is located at Holden, Missouri, R. R. 1, Box 140 A-64040.

I have been a reader of the magazine for a few years and a retired licensed engineer, marine and stationary and I would like to commend you on a fine piece of work in the publication of the Iron-Men.



I have worked for Westinghouse Elec. Corp. 32 years. During a strike a few years back, I worked at Allen Tool and Gauge Co. on machine tool rebuilding. I saw the smallest steam engine in the world running on air.

Engine specifications are: Length overall - '; Width - 7/16'; Height-7/16'; Length of bed - '; Width of bed 3/16'; Diameter of flywheels -3/8'; Diameter of cylinder bore -.080'; Length of piston stroke - .085'; Valve stroke - .0165'; Total weight -19 grains; Contains 176 parts; Power -Approximately .0002 hp.