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| November/December 1960

  • 6 hp Russell steam traction engine

  • The Pontiac Reunion
    Some of the engineers and officials at the Pontiac Reunion 1960. You may have an 8 x 10 glossy picture of this scene by sending one dollar to Mr. Leo Clark, 105 Harvey St., Washington, Illinois.
  • Frick Engine
    Frick 63/4 x 9 double, owned by Bob Powell, R. D.1, Mocksville, North Carolina. It was being driven in the Thanksgiving Parade at Harmony, North Carolina, in 1958. They had trouble with the front wheel bands curring the road. They say you can see them ye
  • Heide's Engine
    This is a photo of my latest model engine. I spent all last summer rebuilding it. I saw the ad a year ago in your Album and bought it sight unseen. After learning to weld, I built it to look as in the picture. Name it Heide's No. 10 as it is my tenth stea
  • Torn and Mary Lou Smith
    Here are our good friends Torn and Mary Lou Smith of 611 Darcy Ave., Joliet, Illinois. This is the occasion of their 25th Wedding Anniversary. Tom has been going through a siege of sickness this Spring and Summer. We hope he is pulling through it by now.
  • Model engine
    AS HE BOUGHT IT
  • Russell compound Engine
    This scene was in Oxford, Georgia, about 1903. The little Russell compound belonged to Mr. Robert E. Lee, no doubt akin to the great General, and shows Mr. Lee leaning against the front wheel of the engine. The little wagon train attracted much attention
  • 16 hp Aultman-Taylor Engine
    We're sending a picture of our engine threshing August 1959. The engine is a 16 hp Aultman-Taylor, Avery 32' 54 separator. That's me with the cap on the engine with a friend of mine. We had lots of spectators that day!
  • Field threshing of oats
    Field threshing of oats on a beautiful summer day in August, 1960, using a Case 50 engine and a 28-47 Minneapolis Separator. Owner and operator, H. K. Petterson, Torenton, Missouri. The group in the picture includes the children and grandchildren of Mr. P
  • 5 hp Bowlier and 3 hp engine
    Andy built this engine last winter, it is a 5 hp Bowlier and 3 hp engine.
  • Rumely 15 hp simple engine
    This is a picture of a Rumely 15 hp simple engine that my brother, Lewis Petrak, bought about the year 1900, when I was a very small boy. It had only one drive gear on the rear axle, on the left side of the engine. The differential gears were in this gear

  • 6 hp Russell steam traction engine
  • The Pontiac Reunion
  • Frick Engine
  • Heide's Engine
  • Torn and Mary Lou Smith
  • Model engine
  • Russell compound Engine
  • 16 hp Aultman-Taylor Engine
  • Field threshing of oats
  • 5 hp Bowlier and 3 hp engine
  • Rumely 15 hp simple engine

This engine was used for threshing, shredding, sawing, raising barn frames --it was really a good one from 1895 to 1910. It was used on an Advance 40' cylinder thresher hand-fed and web stacker, a Rumely. Ideal separator with Parsons feeder and Sattley 36 x 60 Stacker, then a Reeves Compound Separator 36 x 60 with Ruth feeder and blower. This separator had a large capacity and really made it work. My brother's runs were very long as there were not many rigs at that time. He had two runs of shock threshing and then a lot of stack threshing. He finished about the first of October, then the engine was used on a corn shredder and for sawing wood.

In 1911 he traded it in on a Reeves 20 hp double simple engine that he used on his old Reeves separator and later on a Minneapolis 36 x 60 separator. This engine is shown in the picture where it is pulling a 6 bottom John Deere plow on his farm south of Cedar Rapids which is now the Municipal Airport. In 1921 he traded his whole steam outfit on a Rumely 10-20 Oil-Pull tractor that he used on a 27' Aultman-Taylor thresher. That was too big a load on the Rumely, so he traded that in on a Hart-Parr 15-30 tractor and used it until he retired in 1927 - 32 years of threshing.

6 hp Russell steam traction engine pulling an 18' case separator heading a street parade of 35 antique automobiles at the Annual May Festival sponsored by the local Post of the American Legion at Garfield, Washington, on May 28, 1960. The engine on an 8 hp boiler was assembled by Del Harlan and parts made at his machine shop in Garfield. At the controls are G. M. Kriebel and Alvin Churchill. Mr. Harlan is driving a steam automobile made by him, further back in the parade line (not shown in the picture). The majority of the old cars are owned by members of the Hassie Historical Auto Society of Spokane and Inland Empire, who drove to Garfield for the Festival. Mr. Bockmier, also a member of the Western Steam Fiends Association, drove his 1917

Ford touring car in the parade near the rear line of the old cars. Mr. Harlan also owns a 20 hp Aultman Taylor and a 20 hp Case engine. He is a member of the Western Steam Fiends Association and a subscriber of the Album.



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