A 10 hp. Russell engine and a 33 inch Massillon Cyclone
separator new in 1889, threshing near Bentley, Sedgwick County,
Kansas, August 1898. Owned by Joe Trego, then living near Bentley.
A son Allen Trego, now at Newton, Kansas, is on the horse. Courtesy
of Harry Trego, Halstead, Kansas. Joe Trego was Harry’s father.
(I have looked at this picture a long ti me and wondered if we
could have those men stand on the other side of the outfit and let
us take another picture. Ed.)
At the Royal Norfolk Show, Norwich, England. Photo was made by
Neals,Photographer,7Wellington Road, Norwich, England and was sent
to us by Ben Burgess. All the people were interested in the engines
and not the photographer. That is as it should be The editor would
surely like to take a trip to England and see one of their shows.
Sometimes I feel like saying Let’s get up a tour and go!!
An Enright steam engine used by W. S. Burr in the San Joaquin
Valley of California, 1903. It is threshing alfalfa seed. The
Enright was one of the famous California steam threshing engines
from 1871 to gasoline days, being rivaled only by the Rice built in
San Francisco, the two standing off the Mid-west, East and British
steam straw-burners in the red hot competition for the threshing
business. Photo from Lloyd Burr, of Redding, California, whose
grandfather operated this engine
Here is an outstanding picture that we are not sure whether we
ever used it or not. If we did I am sure you will be glad to see it
again. It is really outstanding. It is Mr. A. D. Baker, on left,
and a man who worked with him on this, his first engine. This Baker
engine is familiar to all who attend the National Threshers
Reunion. It is still doing her stuff under her own steam. Courtesy
of Leo Clark, Photographer, Washington, Illinois.