POST CARDS


| November/December 1964

  • Picture 1

  • old Dowler Mill
    The old Dowler Mill that stood near Bourbon, Mo. was built before the Civil War and was torn down about 40 years' ago. This is the Old Mill that our reunion was named after.
  • Oil burner steam locomotive
    Here is a picture of the C.B.& Q. No. 5632 Northern 4-8-4 oil burner steam locomotive fan trip excursion on the Burlington route Chicago to St. Paul Minneapolis in the upper Mississippi valley along the Mississippi river on the Wisconsin side Monday, July
  • 16 HP Advance shredder
    16 HP Advance shredder owned and operated by O. W. Bowen.
  • Model T. Ford
    My Model T. Ford new in 1917 ready for a Garfield Annual May Festival parade, sponsored by the local Post of the American Legion.
  • Shelling corn at the elevator
    Shelling corn at the elevator at Newkirk, Okla., in 1909. This is one of the first engines used in Okla., after the opening of the Cherokee Strip in 1893.
  • Henry Pitstick
    This is a copy of a photograph of my father's outfit and was taken in 1891. The house in the picture belonged to Henry Pitstick (now owned by John Doorenbos). My father is at the wheel and his brother-in-law, Henry Crowder, is firing. John Crowder, Henry
  • Peter P. Regier
    This is Rev. Peter Regier in 1896 at Enid, Oklahoma. Also Peter P. Regier, a Reverend, with helmet, is the engineer. C. P. Regier tended Separator, Isaac P. Regier water wagon. A new Huber rig, 16 hp engine, the last with the fly wheel is on the left side
  • 15-30 Gas Pull
    15-30 Gas Pull. This tractor is in nice running order.
  • 12-20 old style Oil Pull
    Here is a picture of my 12-20 old style Oil Pull taken in 1957.
  • Wood sawing rig
    An old horse drawn wood sawing rig. The man in the middle is James Mitcham of Dunnegan, Mo. and on the post card that I had this picture taken off of is dated May 8, 1909. If you use a glass on the picture you can see an upright single cylinder gas engine
  • Picture 2

  • 36 HP Nichols & Sheppard
    Here is a picture of my last two engines; a 36 HP Nichols & Sheppard and a Minneapolis 40-62 Separator, threshing on the Kling Brothers Farm in 1931.
  • land cost
    A Canadian wheat field scene at close of W. W. I. This land cost an Iowa banker $15.00 an acre at that time.
  • Case Engine
    Here is a picture of my hobby Case Engine 65 which I had at the Stevens County Fair for three days last fall at Morris, Minnesota.
  • Threshing at Fred Coldren's farm
    This picture was taken while we were threshing at Fred Coldren's farm about 1936.
  • Bunker Steam Coal Crane working
    Here is a picture of a Bunker Steam Coal Crane working at Windsor, Ontario, Canada. These are giving good service, even though they are getting old. Parts are now hard to get and maintenance is expensive because everything needed has to be made. Coal burn
  • 4 smoke stack
    Here is a picture of a 4 smoke stack Pennsylvania Railroad locomotive in the 1946 schedule.
  • Sugar cane plantation locomotive
    Last sugar cane plantation locomotive retired January 1, 1964, Paincourtville, Louisiana. Westfield Factory No. 1 Porter 1898 0-6-2T coal burner, 30 inch gauge. The No. 1 along with another Porter 1908, No. 3 0-4-4T were bought by steam fans. W. T. Go
  • 20 HP double simple Reeves Engine
    Here is a picture of me running the 20 HP double simple Reeves Engine. This picture was taken at the start of the threshing season of 1922, probably the first two or three days. The man with the hat in his hand is the tank wagon man. The engine is belted
  • Steam Engine Popcorn
    Steam Engine Popcorn and Peanut Wagon, Model No.1, manufactured in 1902 by C. Creators and Co. Steam engine operates the popcorn popper and peanut roaster. Owned and restored by Dr. Krause.
  • Picture 3
    Here are three sequence shots (the cameraman must have been right 'on the ball'). This was not fully identified but somewhere in the Kinistion county, northern Saskatchewan, obviously a later model Steamer, Sawyer and Massey, I believe. She was
  • 20 HP Minneapolis engine
    20 HP Minneapolis engine I fired with straw in Minn. 1929.
  • Rare engine 16 hp
    Here is a rare engine, 16 HP, of S. W. Wood of Clyde, New York. It needs a lot of work to restore it. I found it in a cow pasture.
  • Case Massey-Harris binder
    A 1934 Model 'C' Case Massey-Harris binder. Seated on the binder is Howard Swank. Seated on the tractor is Glover Swank. Standing are Abram Johnson and Lance Swank age five.
  • Birdsall Engine
    This is an 18 HP. Birdsall Engine it was made in 1901 has always been shedded and is in first class condition.

  • Picture 1
  • old Dowler Mill
  • Oil burner steam locomotive
  • 16 HP Advance shredder
  • Model T. Ford
  • Shelling corn at the elevator
  • Henry Pitstick
  • Peter P. Regier
  • 15-30 Gas Pull
  • 12-20 old style Oil Pull
  • Wood sawing rig
  • Picture 2
  • 36 HP Nichols & Sheppard
  • land cost
  • Case Engine
  • Threshing at Fred Coldren's farm
  • Bunker Steam Coal Crane working
  • 4 smoke stack
  • Sugar cane plantation locomotive
  • 20 HP double simple Reeves Engine
  • Steam Engine Popcorn
  • Picture 3
  • 20 HP Minneapolis engine
  • Rare engine 16 hp
  • Case Massey-Harris binder
  • Birdsall Engine

I had the pleasure of working her and the No. 3 during this last season of plantation steam power, fired and ran her each weekend.

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