Here we take you to James E. Mishler's Hobby Room. Saw mill and working model separator. He says he owned and run a threshing outfit for 33 years and run saw mill 40 years. He owned 3 engines beside the ones you see on the wall.
Here are the boys getting ready for a threshing Bee in July. A 20 hp. Advance Rumely engine. Owned by Herman Watson, Robert Cleaverger and Less Wagner, all of Leavenworth, Kansas
This picture was found in a house being torn down and Mr. Eager would like to know if anyone recognizes it. It was found 1 mile east and mile north of Harlan, Indiana. Elmer wants to know what make of engine it is. We asked several at the Montpelier Reuni
The third picture shows Doug Charles of Pleasant dale, preparing to thresh with the two horses on the tread power. The team actually drive a primitive little ground hog thresher and later on become one of four teams on the eight horse sweep.
Gentlemen! Take off your hats This is an old one. It is marked R. H. Crowgey's outfit, Rose Hill, Virginia. Frick engine and Case thresher. Anybody give us more information?
The engines as they were at the 1957 Reunion of the Zumbro Valley Threshermen's Association, Inc., West Concord, Minn.
Hare is a beautiful picture taken north of Deer Creek, we think in Illinois, about 1888 Advance engine and Avery separator. Who owns the picture? Thanks.
Here is an old one Minneapolis engine and I think Frick thresher. Credited to Shell Bros., Halm, Missouri. Does anybody know about this outfit? This was contributed by Terry Mitchell, Advertising Manager for the Frick Company
24 hp. Greyhound owned by H. H. Gottohrdt Sons, R. D. 2, Garrettsville, Ohio. Used to grind feed, run a forage blower and a saw mill on their farm.
40 hp. Case as it was shown at the New York State Fair at Syracuse, New York, 1952. It was entered there for a J. I. Case dealer to show the old and the new. It was operated by a lot of people, both men and women. Governor Dewey and his aides stopped to v
The United States embraces England and. the big Russell smiles. Arthur Clarke of England (right) and inspiring Gil Johnson, of Frederic, Wisconsin. The meeting took place on neutral soil Minnesota
Model of a 65 Case built by Raymond A. Smith, R. D. Shortsville, New York, in 1957
Courtesy of T. H. Warnock, 422 Euclid, Peoria Heights, Illinois,
whose picture is shown with the engine. Mr. Warnock says A picture
of a model gas engine I built. It is a copy of a Wm. Galloway Chore
Boy built in 1915; one inch bore, one and one-quarter inch stroke,
hit and miss governor and battery ignition. The engine is 4 inches
high, 4 inches wide and 8 inches long. It is very dependable,
starts easy and sounds much like the original. The package of
cigarette in the picture gives a good idea of the size.
Here is an interesting picture sent by Ernest Cox, 1200
Cincinnati St., Lafayette, Indiana. We will let him speak Enclosed
find picture that I would like to see in the ALBUM, of my two
friends from Pontiac, Illinois in cab with myself standing in
Dearborn station, Chicago, Ill. on monon train No. 5, the
Thoroughbred. They made the trip with me on the 16th day of April,
1958. Seated to the left is myself, Ernest Cox, Sylvester Fosdick,
and his son Sylvester Jr. This trip was made possible by special
request and permit was granted for Z from Chicago to Lafayette,,
Indiana. Their comments as to the trip were that Mr. Fosdick
realized a lifetime dream and that every mile burst into view with
new thrills. Movies were taken for the entire trip and he passed a
house near Rensselear, Ind., where he lived as a boy. He also got a
picture of it. Mrs. Fosdick, their daughter-in-law and two
grandchildren met us in Lafayette. My wife had a nice supper ready
for us which brought the day to a grand close, never to be
forgotten. The picture was taken by my fireman, with my camera.
The largest steamer we have on exhibit. It is the 32-120
American Abell. This steamer weighs 55,000 lbs. in operating order.
We secured the steamer from a saw mill at Pelly and had to make a
lot of the steering mechanism in our workshop. The small steamer
following along behind like a colt is our small Case 12-36. The
American Abell was sold new in 1911 and on one occasion threshed
1,300 bushels of oats in an hour.