POST CORD


| May/June 1977

  • Frick steam engine
    The last Frick steam engine, Serial Number 30637, was manufactured in the last production run in 1936. It is used in powering a cotton gin at the Georgia Angirama at Tifton, Georgia. This is a state funded restoration project portraying early Georgia agri
    W. J. Eshleman
  • Case Steam engine
    This picture was taken at the 1976 show in Saskatoon, Sask. This Case Steam engine is operated by Allen Doherty of Saskatoon. If you attend the show any year, you will see Allen attempting to ''defy gravitation'' by taking this engine up and down the ''Ra
    Ado Jurney
  • 22 HP Advance
    View from Bill Olanider's Case separator. The tractor, also his, is a 22 HP Advance. Courtesy of Ray Lins, 2035 Opal Place, Egan, Minnesota 55122.
    Ray Lins
  • Little Engines
    Peshatin Great Western #75 4-4-0 Ottoway 12'' gauge #6615 4-62 Pacific type, in rear. Owner is Nile Saunders of Peshastin, Washington at right rear. Ottoway engine built by ''Little Engines'' and Pacific type built by machinist from Southern Ry at Charles
    W. Thayer
  • Steam Tricycle
    PERREAUX'S STEAM TRICYCLE.

  • Frick steam engine
  • Case Steam engine
  • 22 HP Advance
  • Little Engines
  • Steam Tricycle

Did you ever hear of a steam tricycle? In case you didn't, here's a picture of one invented by L. G. Perreaux. A reporter who wrote about it, in 1882, said Perreaux had worked 14 years to perfect the apparatus. Apparently other inventors were out for the same objectives-to develop a self-propelling tricycle for one or two persons, able to operate for several hours on steam.

We don't know what became of it, but you can read about it in a paperback book, BIKES & TRIKES OF LONG AGO, which retails for $1.25. Add 25 cents for handling and mailing. Order from Stemgas, Box 328, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17604.