Postcards


| January/February 1960

  • Buffalo-Pitts steam engine

  • Gaar Scott engine
    18 hp. Gaar Scott engine No. 13952 and a 30 inch Baker separator owned by William Cull of Richmond, Indiana. Bill Farmer at the wheel and taken during the Eaton (Ohio) Susquicentennial, 1956.
  • A train load
    A train load of freight coming in on the East Broad Top Road at Mount Union, Pennsylvania, March, 1956. The engine is an 2.8-2 and No. 17. The road is now abandoned.
  • Aultman-Taylor 20 hp engine

  • Aultman Taylor Thresher
    Aultman Taylor Thresher, Somewhere, Sometime, near Wellington, Ohio
  • A Jensen steam engine
    A Jensen steam engine belted to a small model of a Baker Fan that Mr. Michael Althoff, 328 W. Chestnut St., Freeport, Ill. has. 14 years old. See his letter. (I was at the Mississippi Valley Reunion this year, did you see me? Elmer)
  • 25 hp. Nichols & Shepard ENGINE
    25 hp. Nichols & Shepard steamer breaking sod at the West Central Club, Ashby, Minnesota, October 5th, 1956. 10 bottom John Deere plow.
  • Montpelier Tractor
    Here is an unusual and beautiful pose in one picture. We did not see this stunt. We wish we had more information about it. It was taken at Montpelier this summer. Someone should send us the name and address of the brave girl.
  • 25 hp. Reeves ENGINE
    Moving day. 25 hp. Reeves, J. D. Roberts on the engine. 25 hp. Stevens undermounted. This outfit was owned by J. D. Roberts and Mr. Mc James of McLean, Illinois. This is the first and only Stevens Undermounted I have ever seen Elmer
  • C. Aultman  tractor
    C. Aultman Double Star, undermounted Somewhere, sometime, near Wellington, Ohio.

  • Buffalo-Pitts steam engine
  • Gaar Scott engine
  • A train load
  • Aultman-Taylor 20 hp engine
  • Aultman Taylor Thresher
  • A Jensen steam engine
  • 25 hp. Nichols & Shepard ENGINE
  • Montpelier Tractor
  • 25 hp. Reeves ENGINE
  • C. Aultman  tractor

Threshing scene of my 25 hp. Buffalo-Pitts steam engine and Buffalo-Pitts 38x62 steel frame separator with wing feeders. We had a 15 day run schocking threshing and about 40 day run threshing stacks. I ran the engine. I am standing next to the steering wheel. This scene was taken in 1916 north of Olivia, Minnesota. I have threshed since 1907 and quit in 1933. I ran a rig two years in South Dakota, a Minneapolis plow engine, 35 hp. steam and 44x64 Minneapolis separator.

This is an Aultman-Taylor 20 hp. engine, heavy geared. This engine was the last Aultman-Taylor engine sold out of Decatur in 1920. I bought this engine new, used it for contract work threshing and shredding corn and sawmilling. That is me standing on coal bunker, and Virgil Musser at the guide and we were pulling a 10 ft. Adams Grader widening a road from two rods to sixty feet wide from Beecher City north two miles. The fellow on the Grader is Rudolph Bondlow of Beecher City, owner of the Maxwell 1917 car. This engine was junked just last year by Frank Dowell, who owned it since 1930. I have owned and operated threshing outfits and steam engines since 1910 and this was the best and most powerful engine I ever operated. Lem F.Wood,702 N.1st Street, Shelbyville Illinois.

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