POST CARDS


| November/December 1971

  • Perry County Fairgrounds
    A beautiful shot taken at the Twelfth Annual American Thresher men Agriculture Power Show at the Perry County Fairgrounds in Pinckneyville, Illinois in August 1971. Quite a few ''beauties'' there wouldn't you say?
  • Hydralic Splitter
    In the September-October issue there was an article and pictures of a Hydralic Splitter powered by a gas engine. I have one too but it is powered by a Case Steam Traction Engine. The splitter has a 5'' x 18'' cylinder and probably exerts about 10 tons hyd
  • Ernest Shercolk
    Ernest Shercolk and his rig.
  • Hydralic Splitter
    In the September-October issue there was an article and pictures of a Hydralic Splitter powered by a gas engine. I have one too but it is powered by a Case Steam Traction Engine. The splitter has a 5'' x 18'' cylinder and probably exerts about 10 tons hyd
  • Port Huron Engine
    I am sending you a picture of my Uncle's Port Huron Engine. The article of Leroy W. Blaker on Port Huron Engines reminded me of this one.
  • Kolling Corn Husker and Shredder
    Two picture of a Kolling Corn Husker and Shredder. It was designed and built by John Kolling, my grandfather, and his two sons, Henry, my uncle, and Herman, my father, from about 1900 to 1915 at Arlington Heights, III. It was manufactured in three sizes:
  • Kolling Corn Husker and Shredder
    Two picture of a Kolling Corn Husker and Shredder. It was designed and built by John Kolling, my grandfather, and his two sons, Henry, my uncle, and Herman, my father, from about 1900 to 1915 at Arlington Heights, III. It was manufactured in three sizes:
  • Kitten traction engine
    Alan New, age 16, standing on the platform of his first traction engine, 25 HP Kitten No. 214, which he purchased last winter and is now in the process of restoring. His brother, 11 year old Jim New, is standing on the ground beside the engine. Both boys
  • Hart-Parr Engine
    A 1907 Hart-Parr 30-60, Engine No. 2864, Weight 20,000 Ib.
  • Sageng
    I found an old picture and thought you might be interested. It was called a Sageng. Halvor Sageng was the inventor and the factory was at St. Paul, Minnesota. My grandfather, Henry Becker, Sr. and his neighbor, Chris Nelson of Oldham, South Dakota, owned
  • Rhinehart Dusin
    Rhinehart Dusin adjusting my Uncle August Wollenberg's engine. This copy was taken from a post card that was used to advertise his service.
  • Aultman-Taylor engine
    This picture was taken in 1907 or 1908 of an Aultman-Taylor 12 hp. bevel gear drive engine. I understand they started building these engines in 1876. The separator is a Peerless with a gear wind stacker and hand feed. The men in picture are brothers. The

  • Perry County Fairgrounds
  • Hydralic Splitter
  • Ernest Shercolk
  • Hydralic Splitter
  • Port Huron Engine
  • Kolling Corn Husker and Shredder
  • Kolling Corn Husker and Shredder
  • Kitten traction engine
  • Hart-Parr Engine
  • Sageng
  • Rhinehart Dusin
  • Aultman-Taylor engine

This engine threshed and pulled a sawmill in and around Ewing, Kentucky. Clayton Clarke, owner is at the smoke box. The three little girls are unknown. E. D. Pyles and his niece and nephews. This engine was traded on a new Oil pull 25-45 tractor and a new separator around 1927. I helped him move this outfit from Ewing to south of Paris, Kentucky, where I helped thresh that season. If anyone knows anything about this outfit I would like to hear from you.

The 36 x 60 would thrash about 150 bushels per hour and use 4 gallons of fuel per hour.

Henry is pitching bundles in the feeder, Chris Nelson at center and his son, John, in the cab.

The flywheel a-lone weighs 1,100 Ib. The 30-60's were first made in 1907 at Charles City, Iowa with 2 cyl. oil-cooled engine each cylinder with independent speed control. No throttle was used. This tractor is owned by Robert Olson of Squaw Gap area near Sidney, Mt. and has been restored by the Northeastern Montana Threshers and Antique Association. Merle Krogedal of Froid is at the wheel, the late Ted Sorenson of Crane on the shift lever and Harlow Strandlund, mechanic of Homestead on the ground. All are Association members from three Montana communities. They are 'powering up' the old Hart Parr for the annual Threshing Bee and Antique Show Parade. This year's show will be held Sept. 25 and 26 at Culbertson, Montana.



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