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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,
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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Mr. Garrel's threshing machine. The man in the felt hat is my Uncle Herman Koch of Hanover, Kansas.
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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,
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Mr. Garrel and his engine. He lived around Lanham, Nebraska, on the State Line.
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Advance steam engine first in line at Bird City, Kansas in 1968.
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A return flue Huber.
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A miniature steam engine Avery Under mounted and other steam engines.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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.

(Please see letter from George W. Eves).

During the thirties, I ‘engineered’ several smaller gas
rigs. One was a 24 in. IHC separator with a McCormick-Deering 10-20
tractor for power and the other was a 28 in. Red River Special
separator and a 15-30 McCormick tractor. On our farm we had one of
the first McCormick Deering 15-30s in the area and it was used
until 1937, mostly for plowing, silo filling, etc.

Since 1942 I have been an aircraft mechanic, but on our acreage
I have a 1937 F-20 Farmall for a pet.

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