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| September/October 1962

  • 25h.p.Russell Engine
    Everybody can have a good time at the reunion. There are no ' 'HANDS OFF' signs on these engines. These youngsters are on a short ride to get coal for the engine - a 25h.p.Russell built in 1917, and owned by Fricke Brothers of Mt. Union, Iowa
  • Steam Engine
    The following was taken from Oklahoma's Orbit, without permission and we hope without opposition. It was sent to us by Mrs. Myers Knight, Enola, Pa., while she was visiting her daughter and son-in-law and her grandson in that far off State. - - Elmer.
    Mrs. Myers Knight
  • 16hp Russell engine
    This is my 16hp Russell engine, serial 17069. It is in top shape. We used it to thresh in 1960 with a Red River Threshing Machine. This is my pick of engines.I have a 25hp Geiser, that needs a lot of work.
  • 40hp Case Engine
    A 40hp Case of 1922 that I am operating on a cider press at Osterburg along 220 bout 8 miles north of Bedford. The engine belongs to Maurice Clouse. I have been operating it in parades at different places and had it at the Hollidaysburg Centennial and als
  • Peerless 50hp Engine
    A Peerless 50hp 1920. Engine belonging to Roy McColum, RD #3, Kernersville, N. C. The mill is a Salem Iron Works Mill made in Winston-Salem, N. C. Note Delco light Plant engine to run out off.
  • Double cylinder steam engine
    This 1/3 scale model Garr-Scott is the latest engine built by Mr. Nelson, Hawley, Minnesota. This is a little double cylinder steam engine.
  • Double cylinder steam engine
    Left hand view of 1/3 scale model double cyl. Gaar-Scott built by N. B.
  • 14-28hp gas tractor
    Canadian 14-28hp gas tractor with wood frame and wood spokes in rear wheels. Wheel base is adjustable. This tractor was made in Medicine Hat, Alberta, in 1920.
  • Veneer machine
    At Highland, Illinois. August 23, 1961 - remember I asked you 'I might bring my camera tomorrow. Are there any pictures you would like?' - You mentioned the enclosed veneer machine. Logs of wood ready to make the center punch, and then lifted in
  • Veneer machine
    This machine cuts a strip of wood about 3/32 inch thick, 2 to 6 feet wide, 3 to 19 feet long. These pieces are afterwards glued together, one length wise, the next cross wise, then length wise - - until you have a board inch, inch or 1 inch thick.
  • Veneer machine
    Wood coming out of machine about 3/32 inch thick, 3 feet wide, maybe 13 feet long.
  • 18hp steam engine
    Rumely 18hp steam engine put in service July 6, 1914 and owned by J. R. Steed, 502 Lake St., Harrisonville, Missouri. The man at the front is Mathias R. Ebersdorfer.
  • Steam tractor
    1910 N. & S. 30-96 double simple steam tractor & John Deere 12 bottom plow.
  • Peerless traction engine
    A. G. 'Pop' Henry displays his Peerless traction engine at the 1959 Williams Grove Steam Engine Association Reunion
  • Raymore
    A good one of the 'old way'. Raymore, Sask., Canada district about 1909. Copy of the original.
  • Engine
    This engine was exhibited at The Highland, Ill., Reunion, 1961. It was a nicely built engine but we don't know who built it.
  • Eddie Pennington
    This photo was taken in the winter of 1914 at McCloud, Oklahoma. The man at the saw was my Uncle, Eddie Pennington, and the two men at right are his boys, Buzzand Jim. I have forgotten the old fellows sitting on logs. Also have forgotten the name of the e
  • Elmer L. Ritzman
    From left to right are - Elmer L. Ritzman, Editor; Mrs. Elmer L. Ritzman, (Earlene and Aunt Lene) Co-Editor; Mrs. Edward (Anna Mae) Branyan, Secretary and Business Manager; W. Roy Glessner, Artist and Cartoonist.
  • World's Fair Load
    THE WORLD'S FAIR LOAD
  • Warren
    Very early one morning at Mt. Pleasant, 1961, Warren and Elmer had a little time to ourselves. However, as usual, I could not think of all the things I wanted tosay. I love to rethose days.-------Elmer.
    Elmer

  • 25h.p.Russell Engine
  • Steam Engine
  • 16hp Russell engine
  • 40hp Case Engine
  • Peerless 50hp Engine
  • Double cylinder steam engine
  • Double cylinder steam engine
  • 14-28hp gas tractor
  • Veneer machine
  • Veneer machine
  • Veneer machine
  • 18hp steam engine
  • Steam tractor
  • Peerless traction engine
  • Raymore
  • Engine
  • Eddie Pennington
  • Elmer L. Ritzman
  • World's Fair Load
  • Warren

The ALBUM STAFF spent a week at Ocean City, N. J. in July with their families. There were 18 of us when we got together. It is hard to believe but there was not one word of dissension during the whole week. (That goes for before and afterwards as far as I know). We had our dirt and sins washed away in the ocean. You folks on the West Coast may be glad you do not need to swim in that mess.

We wish you could have been with us.

The largest load of logs ever loaded and hauled on sleighs was loaded near Ewen, Mich., Sunday, February 26, 1893, by the Nester Estate. Malcom McEachin was the foreman of the camp and the one who superintended the loading of the mammoth pile. The sleighs on which the load was hauled were built by William Elder. They were made of bird's-eye maple. The bunks are 18 x 20 inches, 15 feet long; six foot run, runners seven feet long. The load was composed of fifty logs of white pine which scaled 36,055 feet and were loaded as follows: In the first tier six logs, in the second eight, in the next three seven each; and five, four, three, two and one respectively in the next five. Each tier, excepting the top log, was securely bound by a one-half inch steel test chain. There were 850 feet of this chain that weighed 2,000 pounds. The load measured 30 feet and 3 inches high by 18 feet long and weighed 140 tons. The largest log, as scaled by John Fordon, contained 1205 feet and the smallest log 406 feet. The load was hauled fifty rods by a team weighing about 3,500 pounds. It was shipped to Chicago where it was a part of the Michigan exhibit at the World's Fair. Nine railway cars were required to transport the 'World Fair Load!' Thousands of people visited the scene of the hauling the few days the high pile remained on the sleighs.

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