POSTCARD


| November/December 1957

  • Keck-Gonnerman double
    Keck-Gonnerman double owned by Cox Bros., at Ingraham, Illinois. Keck-Gonnerman built the greatest variety of engines of any company and they were as good as any.
  • Frick engine
    This Frick engine had a birthday June 9th, 1957 and was 43 years old on that day. It belongs to C. W. Thornhill, R. D. 2, Culpeper, Virginia, who saved some wheat and threshed September 8th, 1956. That is Mr. Thornhill's son who is keeping an eagle eye on
  • Mr. Ernest Short and daughter
    Mr. Ernest Short and daughter Freda, inspects the smoke box of Cox Bros., Keck-Gonnerman. That is the dirty end of an engine, Freda.
  • The Roselle Raisch farm
    Threshing clover seed on the Roselle Raisch farm, September, 1956. No. 8 Birds all Huller belongs to Mr. Raisch. 21-75 Baker engine belonging' to Paul Raum and his son Bob, on the engine. Walter Raum on ground, and Roselle Raisch on the truck. Courtesy of
    Paul Raum
  • Head rig and carriage on the mill
    HEAD RIG AND CARRIAGE ON THE MILL OF THE ERWIN HARDWOOD COMPANY, HARRISON, ARKANSAS. COURTESY OF END E. STEVENSON, HARRISON, ARK.
    End E. Stevenson
  • 8 hp advance engine

  • Avery & Rumely
    A 40-80 Avery; 30-60 Rumely; 25 hp. Minneapolis owned and on the farm of D. H. Roen, Comstock, Minnesota.
  • Rig threshing wheat
    Mr. V. H. Stroud's Rig threshing wheat, December 1st, 1956 on his farm. 20 hp. Aultman-Taylor No. 9357 and a 36x60 Advance Rumley separator. Courtesy of V. H. Stroud, 319 E. 16th Street, Hutchinson, Kansas.
    V. H. Stroud
  • Avery Alberta
    Avery Alberta Special of 1913-No. 5015. 7?x10. Pressure 180 lb. PSIG. Owned by Charles H. Twiss, Tower Hill, Illinois. The picture was taken in 1918. Scrapped in the late 30's. Sent to us by his son, Albert E. Twiss, Tower Hill, Illinois, who says he was
    Albert E. Twiss
  • Wagon
    This wagon was owned by Mr. William Hill back in 1850. In 1882 it was sold to James Lafferty and he owned it until 1925 when he sold it to Charles Lafferty. It was in the Somerset (Penna.) Sesquicentennial Parade July 2 and 5, 1956. It was pulle
    R. C. Montgomery

  • Keck-Gonnerman double
  • Frick engine
  • Mr. Ernest Short and daughter
  • The Roselle Raisch farm
  • Head rig and carriage on the mill
  • 8 hp advance engine
  • Avery & Rumely
  • Rig threshing wheat
  • Avery Alberta
  • Wagon

Here is something interesting we met up with on our trip this summer. 8 hp. Advance engine of 1888, owned by Benny Heggrude, Cooly, North Dakota. An S. S. Messenger thresher made at Tatamy, Pennsylvania, in 1888 and owned by John Sandstrom, Lone Tree, North Dakota. That is one of the neatest rigs we have seen for a long time. It was worth the trip. Mr. Sandstrom is a most interesting fellow. He has a museum of his own. His lawn is a dream. Paul Bunyan and his blue calf stand serene amid stumps from the Petrified Forest and realistic stumps made by John from concrete. Make a trip to Lone Tree.

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