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Courtesy of John Hall, Route 1, Box 137A, Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701. My 22 HP double cylinder Keck-Gonnerman. Bore and stroke 6'' x 12'' with 44'' flywheel and 36'' drivers, Serial No. 1358, made in 1913.
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Courtesy of P. R. McIntire, 188 ''F'' Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84103. Permission given by The Colorado Milling and Elevator Co. of Denver, Colorado. One of the last large engines powering a flour mill in the United States, owned by the Colorado Millin
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Courtesy of P. R. McIntire, 188 ''F'' Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84103. Permission given by The Colorado Milling and Elevator Co. of Denver, Colorado this photo, high pressure cylinder side looking toward cylinder and governor. Lower right photo looking
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Courtesy of P. R. McIntire, 188 ''F'' Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84103. Permission given by The Colorado Milling and Elevator Co. of Denver, Colorado. One of the last large engines powering a flour mill in the United States, owned by the Colorado Millin
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Courtesy of Roy F. Barnes, 720 North Custer, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903. My son, David, and myself with the 75 HP Case.
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Courtesy of Roy F. Barnes, 720 North Custer, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903. Plowing at Bird City with 65 HP Case. Al Dirks, engineer pulling twelve plows.
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Courtesy of Forrest Klose, Moose Lake, Minnesota 55767. These two pictures were taken about 1912 on the Fred Klose farm two miles west of St. James, Minnesota. The engine is a 12 HP right hand cylinder Huber, made around 1900. The threshing machine is als
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Courtesy of Forrest Klose, Moose Lake, Minnesota 55767. These two pictures were taken about 1912 on the Fred Klose farm two miles west of St. James, Minnesota. The engine is a 12 HP right hand cylinder Huber, made around 1900. The threshing machine is als
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Courtesy of Mrs. E. W. Schaefer, 263 W. George St., Yoe, Pennsylvania 17313. Looks like everyone is enjoying themselves and I see Elmer is so busy eating he couldn't look at the camera man. This was taken by Arthur Crafts at New York when the folks were t
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Courtesy of Walter C. Bieritz, Route 2, Box 168, Yorkville, Illinois 60560. The Eagle Threshing Company, south of Yorkville, Illinois. New machine in town just south of C. B. & Q depot in 1913. No. 1 is Herman Bieritz, Sr., first job. No. 2 is John Nevisi
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Courtesy of Chas. Huffer, Box 734, Assumption, Illinois 62510. A 20 HP Keck, No. 1447, owned by Chas. Route of St. Joseph, Illinois. This picture was taken at this farm in August 1963.
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Courtesy of P. R. McIntire, 188 ''F'' Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84103 Permission given by The Colorado Milling and Elevator Co. of Denver, Colorado. One of the last large engines powering a flour mill in the United States, owned by the Colorado Milling

Thresher was used until 1918 and the engine until 1928. This
engine was used to plow with pulling six 14 inch plows. As the
engine got older, they pulled 4 14 inch plows. My Dad, Paul Klose,
told of threshing all day to get a few sacks of grain during the
dry year of 1911. There were plenty of good years. Also, they
threshed until the weather got too cold to thresh or the snow
came.

The engine is a Case 60 HP and a 36 x 58 separator with also a
water tank on four wheels right after it was unloaded at the
Chicago Burlington and Quincy railroad depot. Here we see it ready
to pull out of town to my father’s farm, Herman Bieritz, Sr.,
five miles south of Yorkville, Illinois. We were the first job in
the company that year. The company which grew to 24 farmers called
themselves the Eagle Threshing Company.

This engine bought in 1907 was manufactured and installed and
put in operation in August 1912 and was shut down April 15, 1968.
It was one of the most beautiful sights to see running. It ran 24
hours a day, 144 hrs. per week, 52 weeks per year, a total of 7,488
hrs. per year. The total hrs. of operation for 56 years was 419,328
hrs. The engine has turned over 1,886,976,000 times and is still in
good running condition. It produced approximately 90,000,000 c.w.t.
of flour.

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