By Staff
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Rocanville area about 1910. Looks like a Waterloo with cast wheel rims.
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1911 Advance 22 hp, Serial No. 13586, grinding corn and oats with a hammer mill, November 23, 1958. Owned by Everett Althaus, Sublette, Illinois. The engineer is Harry Zimmerlein, Mendota, Illinois
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The Minty outfit about 1910-12. These boys apparently weren't satisfied with the original smokestack.
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This is Mr. Nelson's 25 hp Huber steam engine. This picture and the two following were sent in by Mr. Nelson. They were used as exhibits at the Western Minnesota Steam Threshing Reunion in 1959.
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Keck-Gonnerman being backed into the sawmill the day of my Show (August 15, 1956). I had been using a power unit to pull the mill. It was a K Allis Chalmers.
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This is the wonderful Road Locomotive I have been telling you about. It looks and sounds like a locomotive on the road. Mr. Paul had it in full operation at Montpelier. He always had a load of Humanity in the bunker. It was a thrill to ride it!
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The old way! Somewhere in Saskatchewan, I believe.
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This is the engine I started on when I began to learn about engines. It is a Huber of 1884. I started firing, starting and stopping and oiling up in the summer of 1896 at the age of eight years, pulling an American well Works Machine Co. well drilling mac
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This is a picture of a 12-24 C.O.D. tractor that belonged to my brother-in-law, Joe Cerveny. It had a 2-cylinder opposed motor, the radiator had vertical tubes like a boiler. The exhaust discharged into a chimney on top to create a draft around the tubes.
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Here is a 6 hp Case portable built into a traction by Mr. Walter Armacost, Upper co, Maryland. Oil Pull wheels were used and Walter built the Wolf reverse. It is a little dandy and it has lots of traction when Walter is on the control board.
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Ted Thompson of Rawley, Minnesota, on his 30 hp Advance Steam engine.
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Richard Grosz of Moorhead, Minnesota, owns this 20 hp Avery Undermounted.
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20 hp Reeves double simple. See picture and caption on page 16.
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1959 Threshing Bee at Montgomery, Minnesota, on Bartusek Farm. Minnesota Giant with Clark Y Boiler Feed pump pulling J. L. Case Threshing Machine Co. Agitator. Serial No. 8920, built 1885. Minnesota Giant No. 1' Serial No. 4133, built 1896, owned by
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A 16 hp Advance Engine shredder outfit owned and operated by Mr. Bowen.
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Mr. Inguard's brother and his oldest son. They could not get him to school that day when he knew they were planning to thresh. We are happy to present this picture. The Bundle Wagon with the Water Wagon were the two important wagons with a threshing Rig.
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An octet of Hill Billies from the Pontiac Show. I think you know them all but in case - the upstairs row: Roberts, Ritzman, Jean Roberts and Cox. Downstairs row: Ernst, Veile, Kinzinger and Oltman. In the background you see the A. W. Stevens 20 hp.

This is a picture of our rig in operation in 1942. It is a
Nichols & Shepard 25 hp double cylinder and a 40-62 Case
Thresher. Picture was taken on the Anvil Johnson farm near Hoople.
Clarence Johnson is on for engineer and I am below as the fireman.
My brother stands on the tender. This is the same rig that appeared
on the front page of American Power Farmer, as some of the boys
will recall. I was always a subscriber to the old American
Thresherman and Power Farmer until they folded up and am so glad
there is a magazine to take their place — I want to congratulate
you on the splendid job you are doing in publishing the Album –
sure enjoy the letters and pictures from the different sections of
the country.

I was down in my old home country last summer and I went to my
Aunt’s farm to see this relic and had the idea of moving this
engine and restoring it if possible but I was fit to be tied at
what I found. Somebody had taken everything that could be unscrewed
off of it and sold it for junk. They even took the wheels out from
under it and left the boiler laying on the ground!

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