Farm Collector

POST CARDS

By Staff

A homemade steamer. This engine was built by Mr. Bahre and his
son in their shop in McPherson from parts gathered here and there.
Mr. Bahre said the machine was patterned after a Case engine. He
said that when he started on the project a number of friends became
interested and when they had a pipe, a fitting, a wheel or
something they thought he could use they would bring it to his
shop. From this collection and the items Bahre made himself the
steamer grew into a machine that actually runs. The boiler, for
instance, was made from 18 in. casing, the flues are IV2 inch
tubing, the wheels are drill wheels cut down, there are some
tractor gears and other miscellaneous parts. It weighed 1730
pounds.

  • Published on Mar 1, 1958
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