Postcards


| January/February 1960

  • Greyhound thresher

  • Traction Engine Rally
    A very early steam car, constructed by a Mr. Sidney George Soame of Marsbam, in Suffolk. Built some 60 years ago with Duples cylinders 4x6. The drive is through a two speed gear (spur gears) to a counter shaft and finally by a flat belt to each rear wheel
  • Elmer L. Rilzman
    The traveling domicile of the Rev. Elmer L. Rilzman, esteemed publisher of the IRON-MEN ALBUM, who should not hide his light under a bushel by neglecting to publish this. Photographed at Kinzers Reunion 1959. (We always hesitate to publish a picture of ou
  • Central States Reunion
    Had a good time taking pictures at the Central States Reunion in 1958 and here is one I never saw before. Didn't get a chance to get the name of the owner. Anyone happen to know anymore about it?
  • Mr. Dean Schellhous
    I am enclosing a picture which I call 'Satisfaction.' It shows Mr. Dean Schellhous of Davenport, Iowa, with his 20 hp. Advance Rumely on the Prony Brake at the Mississippi Valley Old Threshers Reunion at Maquoketa, Iowa, this fall. The engine ha
  • Cors wood saw and corn crusher
    Upright sawmill erected by the Clough Bros., in 1938. Vertical saw blade at right of upright frame member. Examine with magnifier. Cors wood saw and corn crusher in the foreground
  • Little steam engines
    One of my little steam engines. 3 inch bore by 4 inch stroke. Rated 2 hp. I have five engine 1 to 4 hp.
  • 20 hp. Aultman Taylor
    20 hp. Aultman Taylor marooned in the mountains of Washington. No chance to get out. 'If I had an engine like that I would give getting out a try 'Elmer
  • Reunion Gems
    Reunion Gems
  • 10 hp engine
    Mr. C. R. Miller, R. D. 1, Box 3A, Yacolt, Washington, sends this very clear picture of his 10 hp. Advance and gives us an invitation to his 6th annual get-to-gether,1959.We didn't make it but we appreciated the invitation.

  • Greyhound thresher
  • Traction Engine Rally
  • Elmer L. Rilzman
  • Central States Reunion
  • Mr. Dean Schellhous
  • Cors wood saw and corn crusher
  • Little steam engines
  • 20 hp. Aultman Taylor
  • Reunion Gems
  • 10 hp engine

25 hp. Huber new in 1924. Stack removed for clearance in transport. Note small turbo generator unit on top forward providing electric lights. This engine was used for 30 years by the McVean Brothers, Le Roy R. D. 1, New York, to run a 36x58 Greyhound thresher, Bidwell bean thresher with 50 inch front cylinder, saw mill, ensilage cutter and various pea viner installations. On one occasion this rig threshed 5,000 bushels of oats in 10 hours. Had 4 men bagging and 10 teams and wagons drawing. Photo taken in 1957 in front of Wolpsberger Museum, Honeye Falls, New York, where engine may be seen.

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