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A pair of Case ''50's''. (See story.)
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Exact to the original length 6'2'' x 2'9'' wide. Weight 5 cwt. Coal fired, multi-tubular boiler. Tested 200 water pressure steam at 60 psi. Boiler holds 4 gallon. Tender tank 5 gallons. Burns anything. Boiler fed by pump, two speed. Mechanical lubricator.
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(Teacher lends a hand to his star pupil as D. M. Bishop forks some peanuts into the picker. The agriculture teacher prophesies a bright future for his one-time Student.)
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Adjusting a clutch on this Nichols and Shepard is all in a day's work for Art Schrodt and Chester Johnson, of Creston, Iowa. The engine is owned by Milo Mathews, Mt. Union, Iowa. Taken at Old Settlers Reunion in 1969 at Mt. Pleasant.
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Badge Collection No. 2 - collected from around July 1969 to the last of January 1970. I got letters from seven states in the U. S. and one from Canada after the Badge picture No. 1 was in the I.M.A. The picture was taken by my cousin, Lou Bradley of Morri
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Threshing on the A. L. Woltmann farm, Shelby, Iowa, in August of 1921. That is my Grandfather, (A. L. Woltmann) engineering the Case Engine. The small boy on the platform is his youngest son, Clarence, who was killed by lightning while haying some 22 year
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C&NW 1015, 4-4-2, built 1900, Schenectady. It is now at the National Museum of Transport, St. Louis, Missouri.

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.

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