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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
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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Left hand view of 1/3 scale model double cyl. Gaar-Scott built by N. B.
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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.
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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
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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.
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Wood coming out of machine about 3/32 inch thick, 3 feet wide, maybe 13 feet long.
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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.
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1910 N. & S. 30-96 double simple steam tractor & John Deere 12 bottom plow.
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A. G. 'Pop' Henry displays his Peerless traction engine at the 1959 Williams Grove Steam Engine Association Reunion
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A good one of the 'old way'. Raymore, Sask., Canada district about 1909. Copy of the original.
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This engine was exhibited at The Highland, Ill., Reunion, 1961. It was a nicely built engine but we don't know who built it.
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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
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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.
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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.

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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