POST CARDS


| March/April 1968

  • Wood burner
    Last wood burner in Louisiana in use Louisiana Longlear Lbr. Co., Fisher, La. Baldwin 1907 Ex ' Victoria Fisher & Western R. R ''
  • Steam engine
    Steam engine marks the grave of Linus George Schlachter in a cemetery in Perry County, Indiana. Schlachter, who owned the engine many years, left the request that it foe used to mark his grave.
  • 20 Hp Sawyer-Massey tractor
    The 20 Hp. Sawyer-Massey, built in 1926 and carries a Government Test of 175 P.S.I, steam pressure. This engine, is in excellent shape and is taken care of quite well
  • Blacksmith shop
    In 1900 Ed Mabry and his wife, Lizzie, came to the Virginia mountains. They bought a farm with money he saved while working in the coal mines of West Virginia.
  • Mr. Clarence
    Mr. Clarence Coons of Lakefield, Ontario pictured at the controls of the traction engine he owns and it was in operation at the Peterborough County Centennial Sleigh Ride held on Jan. 6, 7, 1967. The 20 Hp. Sawyer-Massey was built in 1926. Bryant Young, w
  • Ray Farver
    This is the picture of the first use of any power, other than oxen or horses, to be used for grading roads in DeKalb County, Indiana. In June 1911, Wm. G. Boren offered to pull the road grader for the sum of ten dollars per day of ten hours and furnished
  • 24 Hp Kitten engine
    Linus George Schlachter owned this 24 Hp. Kitten engine No. 217. He requested it be put on his grave at his death. He died Feb. 24, 1967. The cemetery is 3 miles north of Bristol, Indiana and mile east of Indiana 145.
  • Sawmill
    The engine and sawmill that were in operation at the Peterborough County Centennial Sleigh Ride held in January.
    County Centennial Sleigh Ride
  • Case Steamer engine
    Pictured is my Uncle's Case Steamer that went through a bridge the day after Thanksgiving 1908. It was owned by John Swanson of Clebume, Kansas. It happened about one mile from my fathers farm and 35 miles north of Manhattan, Kansas. Two men were killed -
  • Locomotives

  • Gert Von Hagel
    I subscribed for your Iron Men Album Magazine last fall at Northeast Nebraska Threshers Reunion at Mayberry's, Niobrara, Nebraska. I have certainly enjoyed reading this magazine and have let some of my older friends read it

  • Wood burner
  • Steam engine
  • 20 Hp Sawyer-Massey tractor
  • Blacksmith shop
  • Mr. Clarence
  • Ray Farver
  • 24 Hp Kitten engine
  • Sawmill
  • Case Steamer engine
  • Locomotives
  • Gert Von Hagel

We were able to do the heavy grading on six miles of road in the alloted time. When using three, teams of horses we could only make one mile per day, at three dollars per day for a man and his team. There was much opposition to the use of the steam tractor by the, horse owners. The engine power did six miles of road in the three days.

Wm. G. Boren is the man and his son Paul, is his fireman. Ray Farver took the, picture and handled the grader while working. It was several years before this power was used again. I think the engine was a 16 Hp. Keck-Gonnerman, purchased about 1908.

If I remember correctly it was a 75 Hp. with a trailer which killed the men. I'll always remember that crash. The engine was used several years after that The last I heard of it, it was at Zeandale, Kansas, east of Manhattan about 1920.

I ran threshing outfits and started when I was 16 years old. I owned two outfits when I was older. One was a Huber return flue, 16 Hp.



A friend of mine, Gert Von Hagel, has read both issues that I received and he gave me this picture out of his collections and said if I would like to send it in I could.

Uncle Ed, as he was called, never intended to follow the plow as he was mechanically bent. In 1902 he started building his mill. By 1908, he was grinding corn and buckwheat and also had a blacksmith shop. He soon had the reputation of being a man who could repair anything. Then he added a saw mill.