POST CARDS


| May/June 1966

  • Cooper Bevel drive traction engine

    Ernest Hoffer
  • Separator
    Courtesy of Dr. E. Ostergaard, Elbow Lake, Minnesota 56531. Pitching bundles into the separator.
    Dr. E. Ostergaard
  • Woodsum Steam Engine
    Courtesy of R. G. Bohman, Alpha, Illinois 61413. An 8 hp. Woodsum Steam Engine No. 97 built by the Woodsum Machine Company, Dayton, Ohio, sometime in the 1870's. It is owned by C. B. Killing and R. G. Bohman. They believe it to be the only one in existanc
    R. G. Bohman
  • Santa Fe steam engine

    Ernest Sevde
  • Steaming up
    Courtesy of G. N. Gromer, 1566 So. Sherman St., Denver 10, Colorado. Steaming up at Bird City, Kansas
    G. N. Gromer
  • Nichols & Shepard engine
    Courtesy of G. N. Gromer, 1566 So. Sherman St., Denver 10, Colorado. 1. S. V. Brubaker, Bird City, Kansas and his Nichols & Shepard double simple on the blocks.
    G. N. Gromer
  • Case 25-75 H.P. Engine
    Courtesy of Dave Chambers, 340 West Oak St., West Lafayette, Indiana 47906. This Case 25-75 H.P. Engine No. 22396 really dwarfs my otherwise 'big' 1926 Buick Master Six Sedan Model 47 which was standing at the engine's rear. The photo was taken
    Dave Chambers
  • Minneapolis Fred Hill Engine
    Courtesy of Henry Benn, Ord, Nebraska b8862. The Old Minneapolis Fred Hill Engine about 1904
    Henry Benn
  • 42-64 Avery Separator
    Courtesy of Mr. Christ Christenson, Baker, Montana. Here is a picture of a 42-64 Avery Separator.
    Christ Christenson
  • Threshing rig
    Courtesy of Dr. E. Ostergaard, Elbow Lake, Minnesota 56531. An old threshing scene of a threshing rig ready to move.
    Dr. E. Ostergaard
  • Albert Dahl Threshing Rig
    Courtesy of Dr. E. Ostergaard, Elbow Lake, Minnesota 56531. Albert Dahl Threshing Rig on Sunday Morning September 25, 1910 at Columbus, N. D.
    Dr. E. Ostergaard

  • Cooper Bevel drive traction engine
  • Separator
  • Woodsum Steam Engine
  • Santa Fe steam engine
  • Steaming up
  • Nichols & Shepard engine
  • Case 25-75 H.P. Engine
  • Minneapolis Fred Hill Engine
  • 42-64 Avery Separator
  • Threshing rig
  • Albert Dahl Threshing Rig

Photograph by Ernest Hoffer, 444 Starr Ave., Toledo, Ohio. C & G Cooper Bevel drive traction engine 7 x 12 cylinder, 12 hp. Built by the C & G Cooper Co. Mt. Vernon, Ohio. Cooper brothers moved from Zanesville Ohio in 1833 and started the Cooper Co. at Mt. Vernon, Ohio. Move was made in two horse drawn wagons. Manufactured the first steam locomotives built west of the Alleganey Mts. in 1853. Built the first successful traction engine in 1875. In 1876-1877 one hundred traction engines were built. In 1880 five hundred were built. During this time the company built stationary engines 25-12000 Hp. They specialized in rolling mill engines as well as complete steam power plants. Bessemer Co. started building internal combustion engines in 1900 and started to build diesel engines in 1923. The two company's merged in 1929 and became the Cooper-Bessemer Co. in Mt. Vernon.

Courtesy of Ernest Sevde, Toledo, Iowa 52342. This Santa Fe steam engine is a 4-8-4 Northern type # 2913 on permanent display at Ft. Madison, Iowa. This is one of a group of 30 engines of 'Heavy Mountain' jobs bought just prior to the War (World War II) and were considered the heaviest and most efficient four axle driven engine. They were1 built by Baldwin in 1944 and would have, been reordered from the builders except for the advent of the diesel. They did the work all over the system from Los Angeles to Chicago pulling freights where mallets had been used and fast passenger with heavy pullmans. They were truly a breed apart as the 2900's held a 'feather' of steam at their pops over the division. Shown in picture is the above mentioned engine as it faces the broad sweep of the Mississippi River. My wife, Nadine, Craig-now a Senior in H.S., Mark and Susan Sevde.

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