POST CARDS


| May/June 1968

  • Separator
    Courtesy of Wm. Adams, Box 98, Meleta, Manitoba, Canada. This is the separator. My uncle is standing at the back of the separator and my cousin, Herman, is on the separator. Threshing flax of Mr. Ernie Thorne, south of Goodlands, 1921.
    Wm. Adams
  • 5 hp Wachs Engine
    Courtesy of Michael Oswalt, 312 E. Franklin St., Crawfordsville, Indiana 47933. My second assistant engineer and myself running my 5 hp Wachs with a D. C. generator as load. My daughter doesn't have the typical striped bib overalls and cap yet but she gro
    Michael Oswalt
  • Port Huron engine
    Courtesy of Clifford Woodbury, Williamston, Michigan. A 19 Hp. Port Huron engine unloading in Owosso, Michigan. The engine in the picture looks good, but whey my father got done with it, it gleamed. My mother striped the engine for Dad and it was perfect
    Clifford Woodbury
  • Nichols and Shepard Engine
    Courtesy of Wm. Adams, Box 98, Meleta, Manitoba, Canada. The engine is a Nichols and Shepard 25 Hp. The three women and two men are my cousins. This was a threshing scene at Goodlands, Manitoba in September 1921. Herman Lutch machine.
    Wm. Adams
  • Mohn H. Coulter
    Courtesy of Lewis J. Meachem, Route 2, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601. Pictured is Mohn H. Coulter and my son, Jeff. The engine is Johns' 19 Hp. Keck Gonnerman. Snap was taken in August of 67 at Oblong, Illinois.
    Lewis J. Meachem
  • Case engine
    Courtesy of Henry Michelsen, Garwin, Iowa 50632 A 15 Hp. Case engine that is 56 years old and still going strong threshing oats July 31, 1967.
    Henry Michelsen
  • Keck no. 1775 Engine
    Courtesy of Michael Oswalt, 312 E. Franklin St., Crawfordsville, Indiana 47933
    Michael Oswalt
  • Big oil pull
    Courtesy of Michael Oswalt, 312 E. Franklin St., Crawfordsville, Indiana 47933. Now here's a sight that you don't very often see. This was a big oil pull that they were trying to start at the La Porte, Indiana meet last fall. They had belted on a traction
    Michael Oswalt
  • Album of American Steam Traction Engine
    Courtesy of Albert Fleeter, R.D 1, Bull Creek Rd., Butler, Pennsylvania 16001. My watch fob collection pictured here and I am always trying to enlarge my collection and will appreciate any help from you with my hobby. I am holding the Album of American St
    Albert Fleeter
  • Hardie-Tynes engine
    Courtesy of Michael Oswalt, 312 E. Franklin St., Crawfordsville, Indiana 47933. This is a Corliss-type Hardie-Tynes engine that I ran across in North Carolina. It has a 36'' stroke and a 16'' bore. I'm 6'-1'' tall and am standing just belwo the shaft cent
    Michael Oswalt
  • Hardie-Tynes engine
    Courtesy of Michael Oswalt, 312 E. Franklin St., Crawfordsville, Indiana 47933. This is another view of the Hardie-Tynes engine showing the bevel gear driven governor and the crosshead with the Corliss valve gear cover plates in the lower center of the pi
    Michael Oswalt

  • Separator
  • 5 hp Wachs Engine
  • Port Huron engine
  • Nichols and Shepard Engine
  • Mohn H. Coulter
  • Case engine
  • Keck no. 1775 Engine
  • Big oil pull
  • Album of American Steam Traction Engine
  • Hardie-Tynes engine
  • Hardie-Tynes engine

This relaxed looking gentleman is Otto Duschl, holding up his Keck no. 1775 after we had finished pulling out all the tubes. His engine is now completely retubed and in first class steaming condition. Retubing a boiler is one job that can reamin in the 'Good Old Days', it's hard, hot , dirty work but so rewarding when you can look at your equipment and say 'There, it's good for many more years of steaming and safe for those around it.'

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