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| March/April 1962

  • 20 hp engine
    20 hp Avery. Very nicely restored. I mean the engine.
  • 1920 Port Huron model

  • RUMELY OIL PULL TRACTOR
    RUMELY OIL PULL TRACTOR at the 1960 Pontiac Show and owned by Wilbur Collins, 215 W. Prairie St., Pontiac, Illinois
  • Townsend Tractor
    Here is one of those engines that fool some people. They think it is a steamer. It is a Townsend Tractor. There are not many of them left, which makes them so interesting. We have never had anyone give their experiences in handling them.
  • 20-40 Rumely Oil Pull
    About a year ago, I purchased a 20-40 Rumely Oil Pull and have been working on it ever since. I hope to get it ready for the Greenville and Brookville 1961 Shows.
  • Aultman Taylor Tractor
    Aultman Taylor Tractor owned by Wilbur Collins, 215 W. Prairie St. Pontiac, Ill., at the 1960 Pontiac Reunion.
  • OIL PULL
    STANLEY PETERSON ON HIS OIL PULL
  • Moline Universal Tractor
    Moline Universal Tractor at the Pontiac Reunion in 1958.
  • Twin City Tractor
    Twin City Tractor No. 1659, 60-90 on kerosene or 90-120 on gasoline. 6 cylinder motor 7x 9.
  • Tractor
    4-wheel drive, general purpose tractor made by Massey Harris Co. Owned by Floyd A. Kenyon, Roanoke, Woodford Co., Illinois. Both are in good running condition. They have Hercules engines.
  • Minneapolis tractor
    This is a picture of the big Minneapolis that powers the Vogelsong Sawmill at Owensburg, Indiana.
  • Steam model
    Steam model built by Mr. William P. Feese, 1956.
  • 75 hp Case engine

  • 65 Case  engine
    Model of 65 Case built by Paul Knsnefsky, Florence, Kansas. Overall length, 5 feet.
  • Stanley Engine
    I got a small Stanley Engine and made my own boiler of a water tube style, using bottled gas for fuel, which makes it very controllable. Put a cross head pump on for boiler feed and a hand pump for extra safety.
  • Two T Fords
    I also enclose a snapshot of a 1921 American La France fire truck and a 1919 Overland. They are part of my collection which includes the following: Two T Fords, 1924 Packard, Buggy, Upright stationary steam engine, Fairbanks & Morse gasoline engine, steam
  • 1916 Advance Rumley
    A picture of myself while we were installing a new set of tubes in my 1916 Advance Rumley.
  • Small steam engines


  • 20 hp engine
  • 1920 Port Huron model
  • RUMELY OIL PULL TRACTOR
  • Townsend Tractor
  • 20-40 Rumely Oil Pull
  • Aultman Taylor Tractor
  • OIL PULL
  • Moline Universal Tractor
  • Twin City Tractor
  • Tractor
  • Minneapolis tractor
  • Steam model
  • 75 hp Case engine
  • 65 Case  engine
  • Stanley Engine
  • Two T Fords
  • 1916 Advance Rumley
  • Small steam engines

Our 75 hp Case engine. Art Erickson and Ryan Doschadis, joint owners, left to right. Alex McDonald of Welmont, South Dakota, at the controls. This engine has 36 inch drive wheels, a special plow engine, has done a great deal of plowing in Western Montana. Then it was hauled to Central Minnesota. In 1910 this engine was bought from A. J. Smith of Little Falls, Minnesota by the present owners. This engine is a rare one with its wide drivers. With the help of Lloyd Michelson and Ora Hills, a wonderful job of restoring has been done. See those rivets shine !

This engine was bought new in Illinois and did its last threshing in 1936. In 1940 it was brought to Indiana and has constantly powered the mill for the past twenty years.

Today it is 'barking' over a Frick, 4 Head-Block mill and a 60' saw.

I mounted it on a Crosley chassis. I cut the differential open so I could get a sprocket in for chain drive direct from engine, which makes it operate just like a locomotive. I was lucky to get an oil pump too, so all I have to watch when driving is the water and gas pressure on the burners which makes it very simple to drive. The water supply tank is about 12 gallons which lasts me about 2 hours.



I can get steam in about 15 minutes which makes a demonstration very easy. I have been in 4 parades this summer. The largest one was the Cherry Festival at Travers City and I sure enjoy driving it.

1 have attended the Rough and Tumble Reunion at Kinzers, Pa., and the National Threshers Association, Montpelier, Ohio.



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