POST CARDS


| May/June 1968

  • IJim Down
    Courtesy of Jack Beamish, Box 271, Hamiota, Manitoba, Canada
    Jack Beamish
  • Steam engine
    Courtesy of James H. Reynolds, Dorchester, Wisconsin 54425. A 25 Hp. double cylinder Gaar-Scott steam engine, owned by F. H. Reynolds and Sons. This photo taken some time after it was run in a parade. Advertisement signs are still attached to canopy. Jame
    James H. Reynolds
  • Reeves Engine
    Courtesy of John J. Bednar, 1128 So. 8th St., Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404. Picture taken at Montgomery, Minnesota in 1956. It is one of the many engine collections of Joe Rynda. Every thresher and engine with steam in his blood will thank Joe for his eff
    John J. Bednar
  • Cog Railway
    Courtesy of S. J. Arnold, 1009 Amber Rd., Orlando, Florida 32807. Mount Washington, New Hampshire Cog Railway showing a wreck burning on the right of way, also the rack between the rails. The spikes can be seen to hold the rack in place. Picture taken by
    S. J. Arnold
  • Case engine
    Courtesy of Jack Beamish, Box 271, Hamiota, Manitoba, Canada. My Uncles 25-75 Case engine and 35 inch Red River Special separator. We were pulling out for home after leaving our annual fair. Our Pioneer Club activities are held same day as our fair.
    Jack Beamish
  • Steam engine
    Courtesy of Wm. C. Kuhl, Jr., 464 So. 5th St., Sebewaing, Michigan 48759. 18 Hp. Aultman Taylor steam engine, 30 x 50 Farquhar grain separator owned by the late Wm. A. Kuhl, Sebewaing, Michigan who is standing in front of water tank.
    Wm. C. Kuhl
  • Lyle Hoffmaster
    Courtesy of Harry Hall, 223 High Street S. E., Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102
    Harry Hall
  • Steam engine
    Courtesy of Art Dickey, Shantytown, Iowa 50060. Steam engine used for cable plowing. Cable was on the flat drum under boiler. The steam plough was on way to Breakers Yard, 1946. Built 1918 by John Fowler &Co. Leeds, England. It is the compound cylinder ty
    Art Dickey
  • Minneapolis Engine
    Courtesy of John J. Bednar, 1128 So. 8th St., Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404. As I always considered this a nice engine picture, I am sending it to the ALBUM, so that other readers of the magazine may enjoy it as much as I enjoy looking at pictures by other
    John J. Bednar
  • Ford truck
    Courtesy of C. H. Northway, Grangeville, Idaho 83530
    C. H. Northway
  • Dak threshing scene
    Courtesy of John J. Bednar, 1128 So. 8lh St., Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404
    John J. Bednar

  • IJim Down
  • Steam engine
  • Reeves Engine
  • Cog Railway
  • Case engine
  • Steam engine
  • Lyle Hoffmaster
  • Steam engine
  • Minneapolis Engine
  • Ford truck
  • Dak threshing scene

This shot was taken at the four day Pioneer Show at Austin, Manitoba. Approximately eighteen of us have formed a club known as the Young Pioneers. Our goal is not only to help out during the show but to do various jobs, such as restoring engines throughout the summer. The majority of us come 30 to 100 miles or more to work at the Museum throughout the summer. From left to right with the exception of the unknown with the camera who accidently stepped in front are: Jim Down, Howard Knibbs, Doug Pratt and Gordon Down of Holland, Manitoba. Our float consisted of the walking which was set among fresh pieces of sod turned up by the 110 Case and 12 furrow breaking plow. A bag of seed to represent sowing the land and a few sheaves and a flail to represent threshing the crop.

Boilermakers Lyle Hoffmaster, Dwight Crazier and Ed Thomas are renewing a set of flues on this Cross Compound 32-120 Reeves Canadian Special Engine. These men worked night and day until the job was completed-the boiler water tested, door ring back in place and the engine ready to fire. Here Lyle Hoffmaster is grinding the burrs from the front flue sheet This 50000 pounds of engine was built in 1920 and is owned by A. E. Rixman, of Oklahoma City. It made the show in Mt. Pleasant, on time!

This snapshot was taken at Garwood, Idaho in 1934. It was the start of a 75 mile trip that took four days over mountain roads and one river crossing on a ferry. The engine was a Russell 18 compound. The 1924 Ford truck was tanker, wood carrier and also chuck wagon. My brother E. W. (on engine) was killed in mill fire in 1958. My father, (in front of truck) passed away in 1966 at the age of 94. I'm holding our pet dog. I'm 60 now and have been around steam engines most of my life.

It is a 25 Hp. Minneapolis of 1914 vintage. The separator is a 36 x 60 Russell. The man standing at left of engine is Jim O'Dell, one of the pitchers. Man on engine at left is Emmons Taylor, the engineer. He is now deceased. The man at right is the fireman - unknown.



Picture was taken September 1946. Owner of the outfit is my brother George of Osseo, Minn.

This picture is a reproduction from a picture that appeared in the American Thresherman in 1907. Picture was taken in 1906 at Granville, North Dakota and it is a typical No. Dak. threshing scene of the days when large steam outfits roamed the vast wheat fields of North Dakota. Apparently this rig was nearly new when this picture was taken.