20 HP. AVERY RETURN FLUE TRACTION. OWNED BY WILLIAM SATER, MT. PLEASANT, IOWA, AND PRESIDENT OF THE MIDWEST OLD SETTLERS AND THRESHERS ASSOCIATION. THESE ENGINES ARE VERY RARE AND THIS ONE IS TOPS IN LOOKS AND MECHANICS. COURTESY OF LEO CLARK, PHOTOGRAPHE
14 hp. Star engine No. 5694 and a Phoenix 12 hp. owned at one time by Bennie Myron, R. D. 3, Chetek, Wisconsin. Bennie thinks the Phoenix is a solid gear chain drive, but the editor thinks it is a shaft drive. So there is an argument on and you will have
The National Traction Engine Rally held at Appleford, England. It is I. N. Woolett's Foden Traction. Notice the judges in white coats. It is certainly more colorful to say nothing of adding dignity. In America we would say, Pretty Snazzy
Here is a sad accident of 1890 sent by L. J. Inghram, 109 E. 5th St., West Liberty, Iowa. There were two men on the platform when the boiler let go. They were just going to move and one man was to steer and the other to throttle and fire. One man lost his
Case 80 hp. owned by the Rocky Mountain Steam Traction Engine Society, Denver, Colorado. Formerly owned by T. M. Throndson, J. I. Case dealer, Longmont, Colo. Everett L. Rohrer, 2898 Grant St., Englewood, Colo., at the throttle, and our informant.
Baker 16 hp. engine and a Baker 32x4 Thresher and note the Geiser two-wheel tender between engine and thresher. Owned by Henry F. Unruh, Newton, Kansas
Outfit built by Dr. J. J. Hochhalter of Steele, N. Dakota. The Dr. is an Optometrist and Optician which is a certain aid in building this tiny outfit. Read the descriptive article found in the Lodi News-Sentinel, of Calif.
Model F 15-30 Oil Pull fording the Black River near Piedmont, Mo., in 1914. Courtesy of Elmer Ransburg, Quincy, Mich.