| September/October 1972

It was sawmill life in 1912 on the Cubbinson farm eight miles north of Mercer, Pennsylvania in Mercer County on Route 19. One hundred thousand feet of lumber sawed on the set. A 25 HP Frick portable engine used for the job. The two circle saws measuring 60' across, costly at $250.00 can be seen at the right of the picture.

Abram E. Johnson doing custom wood sawing for neighbor, Russel Wyman, who is sawing and my father, Wm. H. Johnson, who is taking the wood away from the saw. Another neighbor, Wm. Schufelt, is handing more wood.

A nice 1/2 scale Case engine at the Stephenson County Antique Engine Club Show at Freeport, Illinois.

Hay press gave folks a look at baling with horses at the 1971 Butterfield Threshing Show in Minnesota.

Elmer Mahockich's miniature Case ran like a big one at the Butterfield Show.

A 1912 Peerless Separator given to me by Hugh Milison, Jr. It is 'New Peerless', Class A, 36' X 56', all wood High Wind Stacker, built by Geiser 'Peerless' Machinery, Waynesboro, Pennsylvania. Mr. Milison bought this separator used, at Newton, Kansas in 1919 for $300. He also bought a Peerless Engine used, in 1919 at Wichita, Kansas for $2250, a Z-1, 25HP. This was a custom rig along with two more Peerless outfits in the family. This rig was pulled by steam through 1935, and from 1936 through 1955 when last used, was pulled by Type S30-60 Rumely Oil Pull. Mr. Milison junked his engine during World War II and has been sorry in later years.


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