POST CARDS


| May/June 1968

  • Nichols and Shepard Engine
    Courtesy of Harry Hall, 223 High St., S.E., Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102. This Nichols and Shepard Double Cylinder Engine was built in 1922 and is Number 13951. It develops 20-75 HP and is owned by Mr. R. W. Creek, Batavia, Iowa. It is said to be the las
    Harry Hall
  • Advance Rumley Engine
    Courtesy of Harry Hall, 223 High St., S. E., Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102
    Harry Hall
  • Jack Beamish
    Courtesy of Jack Beamish, Box 271, Hamiota, Manitoba, Canada Picture of myself getting a little exercise on the end of a fork handle.
    Jack Beamish
  • Four presidents heads
    Courtesy of Jack Beamish, Box 271, Hamiota, Manitoba, Canada You can see the four presidents heads in the distant background at Mount Rush-more. The elevation was 7242 feet with a great view.
    Jack Beamish
  • Advance Rumely Engine
    Courtesy of Harry Hall, 223 High Street S. E. Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102. Tandem Compound Advance Rumely Engine owned by Maynard Wright, of Bird City, Kansas. In good condition it was one of the few compound cylinder engines at the Antique Engine and T
    Harry Hall
  • Logging locomotive
    Courtesy of Robert L. Johnson, Route 1, Box 265A, Rossville, Georgia 30741
    Robert L. Johnson
  • Truck
    Courtesy of Fred Fox, Box 146, County House Rd., Mt. Royal, New Jersey 08061. ''I went to Swaffam to do a deys throshin' for northin''. I wish the truck had not been in the way of the camera as the action picture would have been most real. In fact, it eve
    Fred Fox
  • English Type Merry
    Courtesy of Fred Fox, Box 146, County House Rd., Mt. Royal, New Jersey 08061
    Fred Fox
  • Traction engine
    Courtesy of Fred Fox, Box 146, County House Rd., Mt. Royal, New Jersey 08061. Ready to ''Throsh''. The English traction engine with the threshing (or for the Limey farmers name ''Throsher'') outfit.
    Fred Fox
  • 14 h.p. Jumbo Engine
    Courtesy of E. R. Dugan, Sr., 436 No. Library, Waterloo, Illinois 62298
    E. R. Dugan
  • 14 h.p. Jumbo Engine
    Courtesy of E. R. Dugan, Sr., 436 No. Library, Waterloo, Illinois 62298
    E. R. Dugan
  • Cog Railway
    Courtesy of S. J. Arnold, 1009 Amber Rd., Orlando, Florida 32807. Mount Washington, New Hampshire Cog Railway showing the racks between the tracks and the snow banks on the sides. Notice both rails end on the same tie as the splice bars are shown opposite
    S. J. Arnold

  • Nichols and Shepard Engine
  • Advance Rumley Engine
  • Jack Beamish
  • Four presidents heads
  • Advance Rumely Engine
  • Logging locomotive
  • Truck
  • English Type Merry
  • Traction engine
  • 14 h.p. Jumbo Engine
  • 14 h.p. Jumbo Engine
  • Cog Railway

A very old photo of a rare Climax class 'A' logging locomotive. Many of these had wheels for operation over wood track or peeled poles; and to the best of our knowledge, no Climax A engines are in existence today. There were at one time hundreds of these little engines, not really much bigger than a traction engine, in the woods at work. The engine is a vertical 2-cylinder type, located behind the boiler, on the platform, behind the engineer; and is geared to the wheels. These locomotives had a 2-speed gearshift.

'2' scale English Type Merry Go Round with 2' scale Burrell Showmans engine alongside. Picture taken at the Kinzer Show, August 1967.

Both the engine and carousel were run on 'piped' steam from the models boiler at the Kinzers show. The most comments were received on the Friday evening after sunset when all the small lights were lit, there being over 100 in all.

Here we are, E, R. Dugan and my Father, Michael R. Dugan, set and threshing wheat up on top of Hell's Half Acre. You can see the left hand side of the 14 h.p. Jumbo; the band wheel was on the left side also. Oh, the rhythm was sweet and hard to beat from this little engine as you can see. My father was a thresherman for many years before my timeonly he didn't follow them all over the country as I did. He stayed at home.



To all my old steam buddies I say, see you at Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. These pictures were taken about 1917.

E. R. Dugan and his Father, Michael Dugan, now deceased, threshing wheat down in Southern Illinois, south of St. Louis in the hills. You can see by the picture that we have a little 14 h.p. Jumbo Engine all hot and bothered ready to go hooked onto a 32' Belleville Separator. That's my father standing on the separator tongue while I took the picture. We had a long, hard rocky hill to climb up to a place called Hell's Half Acre. I hope Father is on that beautiful isle of somewhere running a 14 h.p. Jumbo. See you at Mt. Pleasant, Iowa.