Farm Collector


By Staff

Peerless ‘R’ Serial No. 15606 which was shipped new to
Mr. Chas. H Taylor, who lives nearby, in 1911. The bill of sale
lists the boiler as charcoal iron. This engine has always been used
in this section and is in excellent condition. The boiler is not
pitted at all. I purchased it in 1951 and have had it reflued by a
L. V. R. R. boiler maker and inspector, who says it is safe for
more pressure than I ever carry. I used the steamer 18 days this
year threshing and filling silo. I carry 125 lbs. steam pressure
but it will run the 16 inch Climax Blower easily on 85 pounds. The
picture shows the engine and Steam Engine Fans. Fred Ellsbree and
son, Carlton Brown and son, Leon Van Natta, owner

I have one of your papers, The IRON-MEN ALBUM, and it is very
interesting. I am an old thresherman–1892 to 1905. I run several
different makes of steam traction engines. I am now 80 years old
and have retired. I built an automobile in 1901 and drove it all
summer of 1903. I have been driving every day since, until 1953.
Due to eyesight I will have to give up this year. I am sending you
a picture of the auto I built. I have had many wonderful
experiences in the past 50 years. I have been an electrician
running steam plants for 40 years. L. J. Inghram, 109 E. 5th
Street, West Liberty, Iowa.

  • Published on Mar 1, 1954
© Copyright 2022. All Rights Reserved - Ogden Publications, Inc.