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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.
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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
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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
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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.
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Courtesy of James M. Barnhart, 3746 Winter Garden Road, Orlando, Florida 32805.
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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
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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
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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.
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Courtesy of James M. Barnhart,3746 Winter Garden Road, Orlando, Florida 32805.
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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.

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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