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| November/December 1964

  • Engine
    This is the engine that is72 years old and still runs. Also will reverse.
  • Steam engine and sawmill
    A steam engine and sawmill picture taken about 1900. When I was a small boy, I watched this in operation near my home. Also, grinding corn meal was added later to the sawmill operation. My father worked at this mill. There is a Lansing four wheel drive en
  • This model is all brass
    This model is all brass and everything was made except the gears. It has a real working governor, clutch and differential. It also has a reverse.
  • Railroad shovel
    Here is a picture of a railroad shovel that I operated for several years. It is a 4 cu. yd. Marion working the Genesee River, Rochester, New York.
  • 25 Minneapolis tractor
    In this picture of my 25 Minneapolis I am standing beside the front wheel and Mr. Matt Schreiner is standing next to the driver of the engine.
  • 1931 Chevrolet chassis
    This engine is built on a 1931 Chevrolet chassis and has a speed of 20 miles per hr. We burn coal. It has the orginal head lights, fenders, transmissions, and running board. The wheels and tires on the fenders are the orginal 19' tires and wire wheel
  • Neddermeyer Farm
    Oat stacks on the Neddermeyer Farm.
  • 75 HP Case engine
    Here is a picture of my 75 HP Case, 1913 year. We were threshing in 1941 using 12 racks, 24 head of horses, 36-58 Case separator. That old engine sure was chewing her cud. It warms my old heart just to look at these pictures. We had threshed 3 days on str
  • Steam well driller
    Drilling a well on the Neddermeyer Farm with a steam well driller.
  • 16 hp Advance Engine
    A 16 hp Advance Engine and 28 x 50 Case Separator picture taken in 1911 on the Wm. N. Friend Farm, near Spring Grove, Illinois. L. J. Nulk, owner of the outfit. Notice the absence of smoke! They had me to shut down just enough to take the picture. Also,
  • Huber powering a Jenny shredder
    A corn shredding scene of November 30, 1909. A good old New Huber powering a Jenny shredder. The outfit was owned by Wm. E. Nichols of Morganville, New York, R. D. Nichol's father, when R. D. was just a 'kid'.
  • The steam cement mixer
    The steam cement mixer used to build the Dixie Highway.
  • RR Steam Meet
    White Mountain Central RR Steam Meet, June, 1963.
  • Gerrit  Havelaar 28 machine, 1930 model'
    Here is a picture of my brother, Gerrit Havelaar of Hudson, South Dakota, with his partially finished Avery scale, 28' machine, 1930 model
  • Sod house in Okley

  • Jerry driving the Case engine
    I am also enclosing a picture of my son Jerry driving the Case engine that William Gayer writes of in the July-August 1959 issue. I used this engine as a standby boiler in the Boyden Creamery for a number of years. It was sold in 1958 to Neil Miller of A
  • Traction engine by Charles Burrell
    This threshing scene was photographed near Cheltenham, Glos., England, showing traction engine by Charles Burrell & Sons of Thetford, Norfolk, England. This concern is now out of existence. This was taken in 1933.
  • Frick Traction Engine
    Here is a picture of my Frick Traction Engine which I purchased in 1957. It is in fine shape now as I put a new top and platforms on the engine, cleaned and painted it. This picture was taken where we loaded it on a lowboy in a gravel pit where it had run
  • 40-70 Flower City
    Next year we hope to have our 1912, 40-70 Flower City - gas tractor restored and in running condition so that we may use that, too. We also have a Pioneer 15-30 (1918) which we are working on, to also have in use next year.
  • Steam driven electric light plant
    The steam driven electric light plant shown here was made up from an old 1912 C. H. Dutton vertical, 3x5 inches steam engine of 3 HP, steamed by a vertical Orr and Sembower boiler of suitable capacity for steaming the engine under load of the old Westingh
  • 28 hp Mpls steamer
    This picture was taken in 1934. It is a 28 hp Mpls steamer and 40 - 64 Mpls steel sep. It is owned by Ed Peterson and Martin Melberg of Ada, Minnesota.
  • Case Engine
    Picture taken in 1900 on my fathers farm, Livingston Co. Ills. A Case Agitator Separator and Case Engine
  • 8 hp Nichols and Shepard
    My 8 hp Nichols and Shepard that I have had for about 20 years.

  • Engine
  • Steam engine and sawmill
  • This model is all brass
  • Railroad shovel
  • 25 Minneapolis tractor
  • 1931 Chevrolet chassis
  • Neddermeyer Farm
  • 75 HP Case engine
  • Steam well driller
  • 16 hp Advance Engine
  • Huber powering a Jenny shredder
  • The steam cement mixer
  • RR Steam Meet
  • Gerrit  Havelaar 28 machine, 1930 model'
  • Sod house in Okley
  • Jerry driving the Case engine
  • Traction engine by Charles Burrell
  • Frick Traction Engine
  • 40-70 Flower City
  • Steam driven electric light plant
  • 28 hp Mpls steamer
  • Case Engine
  • 8 hp Nichols and Shepard

Our sod house in Okley, Kansas. I threshed wheat and oats years ago, when I was a young man, with my father. He started out with horse power and threshed wheat with steam until 1931. He came to Kansas in a wagon train in 1869. He was in Abilene when Wild Bill was marshall. Many a fried chicken dinner I have had in this old sod house and cook shack. I used cook shack humey on my bread syrup. Thank God for these men and women that made this great country fit to live in through hard work, sweat and blood. If I had my choice, I still would pick this body of men to go down that long road with.

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