Post Cards

| March/April 1971

This clipping has pondered me a long time. It was taken from a St. Paul Sunday Pioneer Press dated November 26,1950. This with other pictures, of an outstanding young Florida Farmer by the name of Forrest Davis; no further address given. He is pictured on left pitching peanuts into a thresher. It is my hopes it could be used in 'The Album' in effort to bring out some further information on this aspect of threshing. From 1946, of all the 'Hobby Magazines,' I have seen nothing about threshing peanuts, and very little if any, on rice threshing in the south. Maybe some reader can come up with some interesting information on threshing these crops.

I have a span of Oxen which is a two ox hitch and a most unusual four wheel logging wagon with a wooden axle to fit a solid wooden wheel with a 6? inch hole and no spokes. The reach and the pole of this wagon are separate branches from a tree. This wagon may be used for various occassions - weddings, hay rides, parades, fairs, thresherees and plowing. These are the most baeutiful Brown Swiss oxen averaging more than a ton each. I also have two more oxen to make a four ox hitch. These oxen have been parade entry winners for the past four years. Any organization wishing for me to come - may write me at this address. A price list will be sent upon request.

I had a wonderful vacation trip this past summer to Ogden, Utah, and I went up to Mendon, Utah, and saw a fine scale model Case traction engine, a drag stacker type thresher and steam calliope all built by the late Mr. K. M. Woods. I was told he gave all of his collections of big engines and threshers to the Museum at the University of Utah at Logan.

On my way home I spent one day at the Antique Engine and Threshers Show at Bird City, Kansas, and above are some pictures that I took there. At left: A Case engine pulling thresher. In top center is a one-half scale model Russell. The boiler is made of ?' thick sheet iron. Lower center is a Case 65 pulling a 12 bottom plow. On right is a dandy little Case at the Bird City Show.