By Staff
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Miss Leanna Nelson, eight-year-old daughter of N. B. Nelson, Rollag, Hawley P. O., Minnesota, and her one ton toy one-half scale Advance engine, built by her father. That's my size, Leanna.
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Bruce Bunting, Box 207, Burlington, New Jersey, sends us this freak. He says it is a mongrel. Farquhar return flue boiler with a Class L Geiser engine mounted on it. He says it was in good shape except some tubes.
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19-65 Baker counter flow No. 980 owned by Rev. C. R. Shoemaker, Jr., of Bainbridge, Ohio. The engine was built in 1911. It passed State Inspection with flying colors. The Reverend and his father operate a wrecking yard but this is one article they did not
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Midwest Old Settlers & Threshers Reunion, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, 1956.William Sater, President, operating his shingle mill. Note the excelsiorsaw dust. This feature always drew a crowd. Courtesy of A. M. Wettach, Agricultural Photographs, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa.
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Threshing on the Vol Denton farm, A Ipena, Arkansas in 1913. Case 12-36 engine No. 25423. The engine is now owned by Glen J Brutus, Pine Village, Indiana CarlErwin who now lives at Harrison, Arkansas, is running the engine. Hand fed separator. Courtesy of
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This is 1918 The war is on and J. A. Loffelmacher of Fairfax, Minnesota, is cutting 32 ft. and 60 acres a day. 30-60 1911 tractor No. 704 and he paid $3,000.00 for it.

Model Case engine built by Walter Hargreaves, Kelso, Sask.,
Canada. It has no governor or gears as yet but runs perfect. The
boiler is steel and all seams are rivited the same as the large
ones. It is 20 inches long overall. Regular Case Wolf reverse.
Cylinder is 1 and a sixteenth by 1 and seven sixteenths. Three and
one half finishing nails were used for spokes in the rear wheels. I
have operated a thresher every year since 1913, only 3 or 4 days
the past two years, said Walter.


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