POST CARDS


| May/June 1971

  • 35-120 hp. Nichols & Shepard
    Photo of 35-120 hp. Nichols & Shepard was taken in Kansas in 1960. 25 tons, new in 1912. Engine is in Willmar, Minnesota now. Courtesy of Floyd Perleberg, Route 3, Box 154, Willmar, Minnesota 56201.
    Floyd Perleberg
  • Model Steam Engine
    P. L. Storm and his Stormy's Model Steam Engine. It is a model of a double Rumely steam engine. Mr. Storm showed the engine at Pinckneyville, Illinois, this past August. He used the engine to provide power for a grist mill. He lives at 420 Front Street, M
    John Hamilton
  • Russell engine
    Philip Laudon's 4 inch scale Russell engine and 4 inch scale Woods Brothers Thresher, complete with accompanying water tank in 4 inch scale, all in a hydraulic hoist trailer designed and built by Mr. Laudon, 2616 North Amherst Ave., Orlando, Florida. Each
    James M. Barnhart
  • Ray Johnson
    Here is a picture showing us on the Threshing Bee Grounds. Elaine, my daughter and her husband, Ray Johnson, Jr., on the engine with me. Courtesy of Albin Kling, Donnelly, Minnesota 56235.
    Albin Kling
  • 20-65 Advance Rumely
    Courtesy of James M. Barnhart, 3746 Winter Garden Road, Orlando, Florida 32805.
    James M. Barnhart
  • Water feed pump
    A Mississippi River boiler water feed pump, developed for the river steamboats in 1840. Obsolete in 1870. A trade-in in 1850 and installed in a Chattahoochee River steamer. Junked in 1920 because of bulk. In operation today, Feb. 6,1971. Taken at 3rd Annu
    James M. Barnhart
  • J. I. Case engine
    Charles Spicer on his 4 inch scale J. I. Case engine, built by himself and Harry Blackrick at the Oneco Machine Shop, Oneco, Florida. They are now constructing a 4 inch scale Sawyer-Massey, which could be considered in the nature of a grandson to the full
    James M. Barnhart
  • 20 hp Engine
    Taken Dec. 16,1968, while threshing sixty shocks of corn with 32 x 54 bar Case Separator and a 1923 Minneapolis 20 hp. Engine owned by Dale P. Pritchett. Engine number is 8487. Courtesy of Dale P. Pritchett, Frankford, Missouri 63441.
    Dale P. Pritchett
  • Hot-air engine
    Courtesy of James M. Barnhart,3746 Winter Garden Road, Orlando, Florida 32805.
    James M. Barnhart
  • Mosher farm
    Hauling baled hay with oxen from W. W. Mosher farm to Greenwich, Ohio. The driver is Glenn Mosher, age 12 years. Picture taken in 1903. Courtesy of Dwight Humbert, Amstutz Road, Shiloh, Ohio 44878.
    Dwight Humbert

  • 35-120 hp. Nichols & Shepard
  • Model Steam Engine
  • Russell engine
  • Ray Johnson
  • 20-65 Advance Rumely
  • Water feed pump
  • J. I. Case engine
  • 20 hp Engine
  • Hot-air engine
  • Mosher farm

Keith Oderkirk of the Oderkirk Museum, Haines City, Florida, stands proudly behind his 4 inch scale 20-65 Advance Rumely built by J. W. Nipper of Warrenville, S.C. This one is a full blood brother of the one Mr. Nipper exhibited at the Oderkirk Museum March 13 last year. Its double cylinder engine is the smoothest running of any engine I ever saw and Mr. Nipper used steel gas-line material, which ordinarily carries 1,000 pounds, and is good for much more, for the barrel of the boiler, which was spread out, welded and riveted for the fire-box end. Possibly not to exact scale of original, but any deviation is an improvement.

Col. Herndon's 'Sterno' fired hot-air engine. The sterno was exhausted just as I started to photograph it. I have no statistics on this engine. Its size may best be judged by comparing it with the sterno can at its base. It probably was used for light duty, such as turning a fan, etc., before the coming of the universal use of electricity. It constitutes a most interesting look at 'Yesterday,' and Col. Herndon's huge collection of such items will be worth driving across the country to see when he finally has them arranged for viewing. Hasta Manana!

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