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The Sure Drop Planter ad, touts "a sure dropper, a sure seller.
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Marshall Futhey of Rosehill, KanThis mid-1950s Carhartt advertisement decorated the cover of a pocket-sized booklet filled with blank note paper
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" The ad for Papec ensilage cutters, claims its product is "the most popular."
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Disappearing in a cloud of smoke: Ed and Ray Smokiest 40 HP
Reeves tries to smoke out their Case 110 at the 1999 Cedar Valley
Memories, Osage, Iowa.Caption for image

Thanks to Mark A. Corson for sending this great

Digging through materials from the old Iron-Men Album archives,
we came across this illustration of a Wachs Type R vertical steam
engine. Built by the E.H. Wachs Company in Chicago, III., and
constructed for industrial purposes, these engines were available
in 2 to 65 HP versions with operating pressures up to 250 psi. This
illustration, which dates from around 1930, is presented primarily
for the nice cutaway view of the cylinder and valving.

Midwest Old Threshers Reunion, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, Aug.
3O-Sept. 3, 2001

The weekend before we went to print with this issue we made it
to the 2001 Midwest Old Threshers Reunion in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa,
Aug. 30-Sept. 3. As ever, lots of great steam engines were on
display and running. Many of the engines participated in the
pulling contest, another few lent their muscle to running saws,
threshers and the like, and all were a sight to see. Presented here
are just a few photos of some of the great engines that were on
hand this year. Enjoy!

Ken Huffaker operated this 1912 Reeves 32-120 at the pull. These
engines were of double-compound design with an interceptor giving a
double-simple. This engine belongs to the Midwest Old

A 1886 Case 12 HP operated by Brian Warson. This engine belongs
to the Sater family of Mt. Pleasant. Bill Sater was director of the
Midwest Old Threshers from 1957 to 1972.

A 1937 25 HP Kitten. Owned by Michelle McClure and operated by
Leroy McClure of Colchester, III. This engine also carried a 24-74

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