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Threshing oats on the J. A. Majors farm, VA miles Northwest of Harrison, Arkansas. Dewey Erwin on the separator. J. A. Majors in the foreground (facing camera) 1940. 28'' x 50'' Case separator. Erwin Bros. Thresher.
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A threshing photo taken at my cousin's farm recently. They are threshing oats at the Don Svoboda Farm, Bruno, Nebraska. Joe Samek, owner and operator of the Case machine. Galen Svoboda is pitching bundles. Oats are threshed every year with this rig.
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Threshing rig owned by Perry Baker, North Fairfield, Ohio in 1880. Mr. Baker is standing on extreme right. Picture submitted by Wm. J. Fullager, Shelby, Ohio-grandson of Mr. Baker.
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A lady drives this splendid team. On the tread-power, a man helps hold the outside horse. Pion-Era 1969. The man on readers left controls a brake lever which stops the tread if belt should get off drive wheel. The belt appears to be quite loose. The man i
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ErwinBros, sawmill powered by Case 50HP engine, 1936 near Parthenon, Arkansas
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Miller Traction or 20th Century Manufacturing Co. Inc., Boynton, Somerset Co., Pennsylvania.
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Miller Traction or 20th Century, Mfg. Co. Inc., Boynton, Somerset Co., Pennsylvania.
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Threshing oats on the J. A. Majors farm. Dwight Sima is the engineer. 1940, Case 50 HP engine, 28'' x 50'' Case separator. The engineer has a better job now. He is working for Eastern Air Lines, stationed in Washington, D. C.
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This one I assembled last summer. It has World War One truck wheels. Chevy frame, double steam engine off a sawmill that ran the carriage. The boiler is from Little Rock and I do not know for what purpose it was used. The transmission, sprocket, drive cha
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A picture of Sam MacDonald and owner, Ross Johnson, displaying the trophy for best restoration won by the Port Huron Engine No. 8528 at ''Steam Era'' at Milton, Ontario.
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Two Case steam engines that I have restored. The engine where my grandson, Jimmie Craig and I are standing beside, was sold in Stuttgart 1906the first Case ever sold in Stuttgart. The other engine was the last steam Case engine sold in 1919 in Stuttgart.
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At left is Old Bull Tractor at the S. W. Kansas Thresher Show at Haviland, Kansas in 1970. Middle picture is sawing cotton-wood logs at the 1970 S. W. Antique Engine and Thresher Show and at right they are threshing with the yellow Kid and 30 HP. Case.
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A Nichols & Shepard 30 horse double cylinder engine and a 40'' x 60'' Red River Special separator. The engineer is my Uncle Ben Thompson of McGregor, North Dakota and the fireman is another 06 my uncles. The separator man is my father. This outfit was use
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Never heard of this being done before but steam engine hobbyist, William H. Clem near Manassas, Virginia has his big Case 75, Canadian Special all fired up and is making ice-cream with steam power. Left to right, Mr. Clem at the flywheel holding the freez
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IN TRIBUTE
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At left is the 1912, 40 HP Case either running thresher, husker or sawmill. Whenever she gets steamed up, she gets belted up-fall of 1969 we used her to saw wood for the house. At center is the Steam-up at Johnsons in July 1970. Left to right is John Hemm

I have restored seven steam engines the last five years. The
last engine was a Garr-Scott 25 that had been in a reservoir
covered with water for 25 years. It runs like new now. I’ve
also restored several old gas tractors, a threshing machine and
binder. We have just cut some oats and will thresh later.

I have been threshing oats for the last four years at my farm.
This year there will be a tractor pull at Stuttgart and I’ve
been asked to thresh there.

I’ve operated steam engines since 1911. I attended the steam
meeting at Mt. Pleasant, Iowa in 1965 and that is where I got the
idea of restoring these old engines.

The enclosed picture was taken October 5, 1969, as John Goins
was threshing with his 16 HP Baker, at the Pioneer Harvest Fiesta
at Fort Scott, Kansas. This was the last show John was able to
attend. He died last September 8, 1970, at Fort Scott, and will be
greatly missed by those who knew him and who shared with him a
great interest in steam engines. Those who attend the ‘Steam
Show’ at Fort Scott this October will miss the familiar sight
of John on his Baker. He was always willing to lend a hand with
repairing and restoring the steam tractors of others, even though
the last year brought increasing illness. John was born December
18, 1895 in Lamoni, Iowa, and is buried in U. S. National Cemetery
No. 1, Fort Scott, Kansas.

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