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The Fire-proof Champion Traction Engine on the road

| March/April 1971

  • Advance Rumley engine
    This is a new Advance Rumley engine and it has quite a story. A Cedar Rapids Machine Dealer bought the engine new from the factory for a client who later was unable to take the engine so the engine was kept in a warehouse for 40 years. The engine was purc
  • Baker Engine
    Wilbur Ray, of Monmouth, Illinois, filling the coal bunkers of this 21-75 hp. Uniflow Baker Engine. Abner Baker, the builder, brought many new ideas and incorporated them into the design of the Baker Engine making the Baker one of the very best in design.
  • Francis L. Pry
    Most everyone has heard of Francis L. Pry or ''Doc'' as he is better known. Doc has been a steam man for many years and is very much in evidence at the McLouth, Kansas, Steam Show. Here he is repacking the valve stem of Bill Sater's Nichols and Shepard En
  • Steam boiler
    Steam boiler and engine built as a model to demonstrate the working of a steam engine. Owned by Bert Perryman of Worthing, Sussex. Bert is standing on the right. He is a former London, Brightion railway man.
  • Steam engine
    This steam engine was bought by the Calhoun County Steam Engine Club. It has a left-hand flywheel and was made by the Farquhar Company in 1908.
  • Peerless engine
    At the Maryland Steam Historical Society at Upperco, Maryland, this past season, Mr. W. E. Clem of Manassus, Virginia, brought a pump from his collection made by the Geiser Mfg. Co., Waynesboro, Pennsylvania. He displayed it beside the speaker's stand and
  • Avery Separator
    Threshing about 12 miles south of Fargo, North Dakota in 1910. It is a Buffalo-Pitts 30 hp. Engine and 42'' x 70'' Avery Separator. The outfit was owned by a man named Andrews of Fargo. My father is the engineer, Orville Porter.
  • Compressed air locomotive
    This is a compressed air locomotive at the Homestakes Gold Mine in Leeds, South Dakota. It is rather like a groundhog - not seen by many people, as it just comes out once in awhile. As I remember it is pumped up to 800 to 1000 pounds pressure to start its
  • Thresher
    Barn threshing oats under October 13, 1969, bright blue skies at my farm at Newark, New York. The thresher is a 22 x 36 Case. A 1915 Port Huron 14 hp. engine is pulling on the belt. The snappy clear exhaust is music to anyone that likes steam. Bottom pict

  • Advance Rumley engine
  • Baker Engine
  • Francis L. Pry
  • Steam boiler
  • Steam engine
  • Peerless engine
  • Avery Separator
  • Compressed air locomotive
  • Thresher

Picture taken last summer while visiting England and a typical English Antique Steam and Gas Engine Rally which was organized by the Worthing and Southern Historic Vehicle Group, the secretary of which section is Mr. R. T. Peskett.

Denis introduced Mr. Peskett to our G.E.M. magazine some 18 months ago and he has since organized subscriptions among his fellow group members so that now auite a few are takinq copies of the maqazine.

Mr. Clem and his pump posed in front of Titus Brubaker of Rohrerstown, Penna., and his 1903 Peerless engine.

Homestakes Gold Mine has its own power plant of steam. I think it is D. C. electricity.



It is a sight to behold to watch the hoisting drums in operation. They are run by electricity D. C.

Mr. and Mrs. Lauver and a group of people stopped one morning to visit Elmer's Korn Krib. They were on their way to York to visit the Farquhar Company.