Postcards


| September/October 1960

  • Hot Air engine
    Here is the right and left side of a miniature Hot Air engine. We do not know whether it is just a working model of the hot air engine or maybe it had some practical purpose. It is a perfect specimen. If you know anything about it please let us know.
  • Grand Gavioli organ
    Grand Gavioli organ as used in the old Roundabouts which traveled around the English fairs. Owned by Albert E. Dowlman.
  • Road locomotive

  • Jumbo engine
    Jesse Reynolds of Warrensburg, Missouri, and his Jumbo engine, which is in good condition. Mr. Porter of Valley city standing to left of engine.
  • Scale model Rumely Engine
    This is my latest 3 inch scale model Rumely, weighs 660 lbs. Boiler is tested to 500 lbs. pressure. It is built of 1/4 inch thick boiler steel, cylinder 21/2 inches by 4 inch stroke. This is engine Number 5, built by Floyd Messer
  • Atlantic type Engine
    A PER (PFW & C Div.) 7907, A E-6 Class, 4-4-2 or Atlantic type at Pittsburgh in 1933. Built in the Company Shops in Altoona, Pennsylvania, in 1902.
  • 35 hp Minneapolis engine
    This picture was given to Mr. Taylor by John Jorgensen, now deceased. John Jorgenson is pictured sitting on the driver, as engineer on this 35 hp Minneapolis engine and outfit which belonged to John Fadden, Orvilla, North Dakota, 1916. That is Clarence Mo
  • 16 hp Advance Engine
    John Jorgenson, engineer on Clyde Schurmann's 16 hp Advance at Yacolt, Washington (38 years later). This was at C. M. Miller's Steam Show in 1954. Miss I. uella Lieser is on the platform with John

  • Hot Air engine
  • Grand Gavioli organ
  • Road locomotive
  • Jumbo engine
  • Scale model Rumely Engine
  • Atlantic type Engine
  • 35 hp Minneapolis engine
  • 16 hp Advance Engine

Pictured is a 65 hp Fostera Showmans road locomotive, the last one being built in 1934. The present owner of this one is Albert E. Dowlman who stands at the rear wheel, his son is standing at the front. Such an engine as this weighs, in working order, about 16 or 17 tons, has 3 speed road gears, rubber shod road wheels and can handle 3 trailers at speeds up to 12 miles per hour and sometimes more. Often Roundabouts were dismantled all night after a show had closed. The engines and loads would then move as much as 100 miles straightaway covering their distance. This engine is quite an ornate job, but not nearly as elaborate as Mr. Cheffins tells us some of them are, such as one made by John Fowler, Co., the largest size built by them and is painted maroon lined in gold leafs with yellow wheels and decorated with no less than 400 separate pieces of chrome.

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