Postcards


| September/October 1968

  • Stillwater Engine
    Bill Arnett, is the proud owner of this 1885 Stillwater Engine. Construction number 2723 it is rated at 10 horse power. Has a cylinder 7 x 12 and runs at 200 RPM. The boiler is a return flue type with a small diameter corrugated furnace flue and 17 2 inch
  • Case Engine
    John Slattery, of Spearville, Kansas together with his brother Will are the owners of this 80 HP Case Engine. In excellent condition it was purchased new in 1914. Construction number 31506. It has threshed for many years in Ford and adjoining counties. Re
  • Climax no. 6 steam engine
    Climax no. 6, shop no. 1551 built in 1919, Class C, 70 ton, 3-truck std. ga. Photo made in spring of 1967 at Ellamore, West Virginia. It is now still at Ellamore, but property of the Steam Engine Museum, Rossville, Georgia.
  • Avery separator
    Pictured is the engine I built when I was 80 years old. The weight is 3000 pounds pulling a half scale Avery separator built by Garret Havelaar of Hudson, South Dakota. It is threshing at Harris, Iowa show and the picture was taken by Harry Kaiser of Suth
    Harry Kaiser
  • '' scale locomotive'
    A '' scale locomotive bought at an auction. It is not all finished yet.
  • Minneapolis engine
    A 28 Hp. Minneapolis with Mr. William Mayberry of Niobrara, Nebraska operating the engine at our Eastern Nebraska Threshing Show.
  • Nichols & Shepard separator
    New Giant return flue engine and a 36-56 Nichols & Shepard separator owned by Phil and Will Wenger threshing on one of the Blanchard farms about 10 miles southwest of Lamar, Missouri in about 1919 or 1920. This is Phil scooping in coal. He ran the engin
  • Pine Creek Mill

  • Wild Cat Den State Park
    Some photos that some of the Iron Men readers might find interesting, Wonder how many of the steam fans attending the shows in Iowa know that there is an engine taken from a Mississippi river steamer in the Lower level of the old Mill in ''Wild Cat Den''

  • Stillwater Engine
  • Case Engine
  • Climax no. 6 steam engine
  • Avery separator
  • '' scale locomotive'
  • Minneapolis engine
  • Nichols & Shepard separator
  • Pine Creek Mill
  • Wild Cat Den State Park

When built mill used a huge overshot wheel in basement, but was soon replaced by the more efficient turbine. This mill has been very well maintained by the state, along with the park camping grounds and is well worth the time to go through. It has been open to visitors on Sundays through the summer months.

Will try to get some interior shots this summer and send in. Wild Cats Den State Parks is east of Muscatine and can be reached from either highways 22 or 61.

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