POST CARDS


| November/December 1971

  • U.S.A. of Yesterday Museum
    Those interested in steam engines and early American mechanical developments should certainly visit the ''U.S.A. of Yesterday'' Museum at Dundee in Central Florida. Those with technical interest will receive a special personal welcome from Earl L. Smith,
  • Case engine
    1912 40 HP Case belted to a Case silo filler in June 1970. The men on engine are 81 year old Wm. H. Johnson of Marion, New York and Dan Wood, 87 year old of Palmyra, New York. Both men threshed with steam before World War I and still love steam engines.
  • Nichols & Shepard engine
    10 HP Nichols & Shepard engine (circa 1890) of the late Frank Warnock of Woodward, Iowa. Completely rebuilt by Neil Miller of Al-den, Iowa. Threshing with a Case separator at Neil Miller's Show at Alden, Iowa, 1967.
  • Nichols & Shepard engine
    10 HP Nichols & Shepard engine (circa 1890) of the late Frank Warnock of Woodward, Iowa. Completely rebuilt by Neil Miller of Al-den, Iowa. Threshing with a Case separator at Neil Miller's Show at Alden, Iowa, 1967.
  • Nichols & Shepard engine
    10 HP Nichols & Shepard engine (circa 1890) of the late Frank Warnock of Woodward, Iowa. Completely rebuilt by Neil Miller of Al-den, Iowa. Threshing with a Case separator at Neil Miller's Show at Alden, Iowa, 1967.
  • Stephenson Link Valve Gear
    EXCUSE US PLEASE This picture was in the March-April 1971 issue, page 6 but with the wrong courtesy. (I don't know how I goofed so badly, but I did as this picture belongs to a man in England and I had the courtesy line from a Virgil Jansen, Sigel, Illino
  • Avery rig
    This photo was taken on our farm three miles northwest of Luzerne, Iowa on August 9, 1935- The Avery rig was owned by Chas. Rabe of Luzerne. His son, George, was engineer and Bob Boyd was separator tender. My father, Louie H. Scheetz, was the best and the
  • Threshing machine
    Mr. Garrel's threshing machine. The man in the felt hat is my Uncle Herman Koch of Hanover, Kansas.
  • U.S.A. of Yesterday Museum
    Those interested in steam engines and early American mechanical developments should certainly visit the ''U.S.A. of Yesterday'' Museum at Dundee in Central Florida. Those with technical interest will receive a special personal welcome from Earl L. Smith,
  • Mr. Garrel
    Mr. Garrel and his engine. He lived around Lanham, Nebraska, on the State Line.
  • Advance steam engine
    Advance steam engine first in line at Bird City, Kansas in 1968.
  • Flue Huber engine
    A return flue Huber.
  • Miniature steam engine
    A miniature steam engine Avery Under mounted and other steam engines.
  • Egbert family
    Autos, trucks, campers, tents you name it they all head toward the Reunions. Pictured above at left is the Egbert family. Jack, Jan and the boys. Jack is a big time steam man. At right is Mr. & Mrs. Barry Tyler and Dick Watson from Williams-ton, Michigan.
  • C.O.D. 13-25 tractor

  • Abe E. Johnson
    Picture taken at the July 3rd, 1971 steam-up at Wm. Berkheimer's, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. Engineer, Iron-Man Abe E. Johnson of Marion, New York had the privilege to steam up the ''Little Jewel'' for the first time. It is in excellent shape.
  • Frick engine
    A very nice Frick engine. The owner is J. P. Smith of Fremont, Ohio. Wm. H. Johnson, 81 years old is driving the engine in the parade at the National Threshers Reunion in June 1970.

  • U.S.A. of Yesterday Museum
  • Case engine
  • Nichols & Shepard engine
  • Nichols & Shepard engine
  • Nichols & Shepard engine
  • Stephenson Link Valve Gear
  • Avery rig
  • Threshing machine
  • U.S.A. of Yesterday Museum
  • Mr. Garrel
  • Advance steam engine
  • Flue Huber engine
  • Miniature steam engine
  • Egbert family
  • C.O.D. 13-25 tractor
  • Abe E. Johnson
  • Frick engine

I have threshed nearly all my life. When I was a boy my father owned two horsepower threshing outfits and I did drive the horses on the power on many occasions.

In the year 1902, my father purchased his first new steam outfit, a Case 15 hp and a 32 in. cyl Case wooden separator, self feeder, straw blower and weighter.

I had two brothers, 9 and 11 years older than I and all three of us followed the harvest doing custom threshing in Washington, Republic, Clay and Cloud county in Kansas, also some in Nebraska. Our threshing outfits were always in A-1 condition and were always in demand.

The last real grain threshing I did was in 1952. I threshed a job of stacked oats, however I have threshed small amounts of grain for exhibition purposes (wheat and oats), but I threshed a good deal of alfalfa and sweet clover after grain threshing ceased, due to combines.



I wonder what C.O.D. stands for-let us know if you have the answer-Anna Mae).

Exact to the original length 6'2' x 2'9' wide. Weight 51/4cwt. Coal fired, multi-tubular boiler. Tested 200 water pressure steam at 60 psi. Boiler holds 4 gallon. Tender tank 5 gallons. Burns anything. Boiler fed by pump, two speed. Mechanical lubricator. Fencing compulsion by low cylinder. Bore three inches, by four inches stroke. Stephenson Link Valve Gear runs non stop at Rallies 10 AM to 6 PM.