Postcards


| September/October 1960

  • Case 50 hp Engine
    Case 50 hp, No. 32553, in winter quarters. It snows sometimes in Arkansas. Engine owned by Carl.
  • Minneapolis Engine
    Minneapolis 24 hp, No. 8682, built in 1924.Engine is in A-1 shape and has been exhibited at Pontiac the last two years .Engine owned by yours truly and Roy Reams, Taylorville, Illinois.
  • Case model
    Case model, 1/5 scale of a 60 hp built by H. L. Hunsley. Picture taken in 1958 at Pontiac.
  • Nichols & Shepard engine
    A Nichols & Shepard engine of 1880 and its picture taken in 1898. The man on the horse is Marvin's father, John M. Bentley and he lived in Mercer, Pennsylvania. Notice the governor is on top of the dome. Also notice the brace on the wheels to keep the eng
  • Oil Pull tractor
    1924 Rumely Oil Pull tractor 25-45. This tractor had not been used for thirty years until we bought it in the spring of 1959. In the fall we threshed over 4000 bushel of oats with it using a 28 x 46 John Deere straw walker thresher. The engine has only be
  • Wabash locomotive
    Wabash locomotive that ruptured its crown sheet (see Mr. Blaker's article on page 14 of this issue). Low water was the cause. It happened on the Wabash Railroad January 3, 1937 at Adrian, Michigan about 30 miles northwest of Toledo, Ohio. Engineer Roy Mea
  • Alligator machine

  • Engineers at National Threshers Association
    Engineers present at the National Threshers Association Reunion at Montpelier, Ohio, 1960. An 8 x 10 copy of this picture may be obtained by sending $1.00 with name and address to: Charles Wermer, Box 46, Montpelier, Ohio.

  • Case 50 hp Engine
  • Minneapolis Engine
  • Case model
  • Nichols & Shepard engine
  • Oil Pull tractor
  • Wabash locomotive
  • Alligator machine
  • Engineers at National Threshers Association

This is an 'Alligator' box-type horse power operated Hay Baler -- the only one in operation in the entire U.S. It will be in operation at the Wisconsin Historical Steam Rodeo, Inc., at Luxemburg, Wisconsin, Labor Day Weekend - September 4 and 5. The sweep power used with this unit is not shown. Height is almost 10 feet. The rear wheels are 5 feet in height. 3 wires are used on the bales which are huge and weigh up to 225 lbs. each. The bale is removed from the side through a door in right front of baler. The baler is about 75 years old and owned by Orwin C. Burmeister of Kewaunee, Wisconsin. It sure is an antique and rare machine!

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