POST CARDS


| November/December 1961

  • Peerless Outfit

  • Bird Antarctic Exposition
    Snow Cruiser which was built for the Bird Antarctic Exposition. This was taken on U.S. 30 N just east of the little town of Gomer, Ohio. It was here that the cruiser scraped the side of a narrow bridge and took for the ditch. The highway was blocked for s
  • David, Bob Morrow'
    Left to right - my son David, Bob Morrow, myself and Carl Morrow.
  • Lima Locomotive Works
    One of the last series that was built at Lima Locomotive Works, Lima, Ohio. I took this picture on one of the tours I took through the plant. This is the 'Daylight' built for the Southern Pacific Lines, No. 4416 built in 1936.
  • 6 hp Robt. L
    6 hp Robt. L. George made in 1880 - owned by Holland.
  • 15-25 Oil Pull owned by Holland
    15-25 Oil Pull owned by Holland.
  • Going to the next place and everything with us
    Going to the next place and everything with us.
  • Rumely Oil Pull
    Back date Rumely Oil Pull near my home about 35 years ago. It is a 16-30 I think.
  • 1920 Indiana tractor
    1920 Indiana tractor owned by Rolland.
  • 30-60 Fairbanks-Morse tractor
    Pictures taken in 1925, 30-60 Fairbanks-Morse tractor. 36-56 steel, Nichols & Shepard separator owned by J. L. Webster and sons, Estlin, Sask., Canada.
  • Peerless Outfit
    My Peerless Outfit, built to exact scale (3' to the foot), makes a fine showpiece.
  • Ted Bjerken's Flower City 30-50 hp
    Ted Bjerken's Flower City 30-50 hp Osakis, Minn. now housed in the 'Home of the Giants' at Dalton, Minnesota.
  • 50 hp Peerless
    50 hp Peerless owned by Merle Newkirk. Located in the Rough & Tumble Eng. Hist. Ass'n Museum, Kinzers, Pa., August 1960 Reunion. Herb Davis of Midland, Michigan, at throttle - other man's name not known.
  • Engine
    This is my engine. When I blow the whistle the kids come running - they all want to climb on for a ride. It is 58' to top of stack, 44' wide, 7 ft. overall in length. Flywheel is 16' and a 4' face fire box, 17' long, 12' boil
  • Ken Bratvald's 80 Case
    Ralph Melby's 32 hp Reeves pushing Ken Bratvald's 80 Case into shed for Winter storage.
  • Case Traction Engine
    My scale Case Traction Engine. All the parts are made up from welding and machine work, the only castings are the water pump, gears, flywheel. It is 5'4' high and 10'10' long. I had my engine at the Mechanicsburg Show this year.
  • 50 hp Case engine
    Lester standing by his 50 hp Case engine, No. 35408. It's a sweet running engine built in 1922. It was used to steam tobacco beds near White-house, Tennessee, before they got it and restored it. The colored boy that operated her called her Isabel, so
  • Kelly Springfield Steam Roller engine
    My steam car - a Ford chassis with a Kelly Springfield Steam Roller engine. 2 cyl. 5x5, Steam pressure 125 pounds, 35 miles per hour in high gear. I am a member of the Michigan Live Steam Club, also a Locomotive fireman on the Grand Trunk Western Railroad
  • 16 hp Advance
    My 16 hp Advance which I purchased in February 1960 in Southern Wis. Picture taken August 1960. The roof, tool box and water tank have been removed. My wife and dog didn't know they were in the picture. The two men by the tankwagon are Pete Kubaskie a
  • 16 hp Stevens Engine

  • Steam Traction engine

  • A Model 2
    My outfit - a model in 2' scale of my father's class S Peerless outfit -built in two years (1957 and 1958). It is a real steamer and hauls me anywhere when I am perched on water tank with my feet on axle extensions. It really performs in the fiel
  • Santa Fe passenger engine
    Santa Fe passenger engine in front of the Depot at Wellington.
  • Old steam engines

    J. C. Mattix
  • Garr-Scott portable steam engine
    I recently purchased a Garr-Scott portable steam engine, number 3626. This engine is in good running condition and is all painted like new. I would like to know if anyone can give me any information as to its age. It must be an old timer. The flywheel is
  • Papers
    Here is a picture making the rounds of the Farm Magazines and others. We think it is good. We got it from the Weekly Reader, a school paper for 3rd graders, Aunt Lene brought it home. Subscriptions to the Album are paid in advance so we will not be in dan
  • Two furrow Brush Braker about to go to work
    Two furrow Brush Braker about to go to work.
  • Little engine
    This is a little engine. Engine was an upright laid down to fit on boiler. You can see it is a truck differential. Mr. Frank Swartz of Salem, Mo., is inspecting it - in background is a J. E. Case.
  • Two furrow Brush Braker at work
    Two furrow Brush Braker at work.
  • 75 Minneapolis steamer
    My 75 Minneapolis steamer, vintage of 1914. Plow steamer in good shape yet. Full test 200 lbs. cold water test. Holds 550 gal. water, ton of coal after tender.
  • Buffalo Springfield Roller
    Engine is from a discarded Buffalo Springfield Roller, double cylinder, 3' bore and 4' stroke, a Lookout boiler, the differential is from a Model T Ford. The rest is from various discarded farm machinery. 3 speeds are obtained by changing the ro
  • Nichols & Shepard boiler

  • 24 Fort Huron engine
    Sawing in November 1941 south of Unionville, Michigan, with a 24 Fort Huron engine, No. 7405, made in June 1914. This engine had the smoke stack broken and another one put on from a 20 hp Baker made it sound a lot like a Baker engine.
  • Advance Rumely, 20 hp'
    Picture of me with my Advance Rumely, 20 hp, which I reconditioned and re-fueled in the summer of 1959.

  • Peerless Outfit
  • Bird Antarctic Exposition
  • David, Bob Morrow'
  • Lima Locomotive Works
  • 6 hp Robt. L
  • 15-25 Oil Pull owned by Holland
  • Going to the next place and everything with us
  • Rumely Oil Pull
  • 1920 Indiana tractor
  • 30-60 Fairbanks-Morse tractor
  • Peerless Outfit
  • Ted Bjerken's Flower City 30-50 hp
  • 50 hp Peerless
  • Engine
  • Ken Bratvald's 80 Case
  • Case Traction Engine
  • 50 hp Case engine
  • Kelly Springfield Steam Roller engine
  • 16 hp Advance
  • 16 hp Stevens Engine
  • Steam Traction engine
  • A Model 2
  • Santa Fe passenger engine
  • Old steam engines
  • Garr-Scott portable steam engine
  • Papers
  • Two furrow Brush Braker about to go to work
  • Little engine
  • Two furrow Brush Braker at work
  • 75 Minneapolis steamer
  • Buffalo Springfield Roller
  • Nichols & Shepard boiler
  • 24 Fort Huron engine
  • Advance Rumely, 20 hp'

I have often heard the remark that it not only looks and acts like a Peerless but it sounds exactly like one.

My Father was in the threshing business for 33 years and owned 4 Peerless traction engines and one Peerless threshing machine, also one C. Aultman & Co. threshing machine 36' cylinder. I don't recall the width of the machine but it was about a foot wider in tread than the common standard road tread.

He also owned an 8 hp Taylor Dry steam engine (portable) and a 12 hp (rubicon) Wood Taber & Morse portable and an Ajax Farquhar 16 hp portable and several other makes which I do not recall the names of. Along with 5 saw mills such makes as American, Hench & Dromgold, Geiser, Frick, etc.

I have always been intrigued with the Taylor Dry Steam Engine as I have never seen another like it. The Cylinder formed the steam dome (hence the name Dry Steam Engine). It was never necessary to open the cylinder cocks, even when steaming it up from cold as the cylinder was always dry and very efficient.



I am at present working on a 1' scale model of a Cumberland & Pennsylvania R. R. (consolidation) engine.

My engine that I put together in 1954. It is a Nichols & Shepard boiler and has a double cylinder. I do not know the make of the engines. They are 6' stroke 8' bore and an old Chevie Truck chassis. It has 5 speeds ahead, 1 reverse and will travel 15 miles an hour easy in high gear - and it works just wonderful. I have sawed wood, planed lumber and even sawed lumber with it and have had it in a lot of parades and it takes first prize.