Postcards


| September/October 1968

  • Minneapolis engine
    At Missouri State Fair in 1958. Two fans, Marion Welsh and Elizabeth Heath standing by Ed Peacock's Minneapolis.
  • Case engine
    A 1/6'' scale Case engine built from measurements taken from the 65 Hp. Case engine.
  • Feeding the World
    From ''The Country Gentlemen'' June 16, 1917. The title was ''Feeding the World''-How Canada organized and is still organizing to solve war problems by Barton W. Currie.
  • Port Huron engine
    A sawmill scene, taken west of Sparta, Michigan in 1918. The engine is a 32 Hp. Port Huron. The fireman was my grandfather, Archie F. Hinebeck, who is seated on the engine.
  • Saw Mill
    Morey's Saw Mill, in Manassas, Virginia. Picture taken at corner of West and Center Street. As this block joined the railroad it is possible this rig was unloaded there and was being moved to a site in the woods. Taken about 1902-05.
  • Baker Separator
    Steam threshing in Ashtabula County, Andover, Ohio on September 25, 1967 with an 18 Hp. Frick and a Baker Separator. It was so wet, few people in this area got their oats harvested with a combine-the oats that were combined-most of them spoiled in the bin
  • Platte's bridge
    Crossing Platte's bridge, 9 miles southwest of Redfield, South Dakota. This is a 65 h.p. Case, owned by C. W. Brand, of Redfield. Picture taken in 1942.
  • Case plowing engine
    110 Hp. Case, the world's most famous plowing engine. Chady Atteberry standing by the drivers. The wheels are 7 feet high, has a 12 x 12 cylinder and carries 165 pounds of steam. Engine is owned by Herb and Harold.
  • Rally
    Taken by Ernest Wells, Jr. owner in 1967 of 1911 Frick ''Contractor's Special''. Walter White is engineer at Rally at Western New York Gas & Steam Engine Ass'n. Inc., Alexander, N.Y. Ernest Wells of Delevan also owns Buffalo Springfield Roller & Stevens P
    Ernest Wells, Jr.

  • Minneapolis engine
  • Case engine
  • Feeding the World
  • Port Huron engine
  • Saw Mill
  • Baker Separator
  • Platte's bridge
  • Case plowing engine
  • Rally

Gladays D. Bushong, of 335 North Battle Street, Manassas, Virginia 22440 is a regular contributor to the local paper 'The Journal Messenger' and the following two paragraphs is taken from an article which she wrote recently for above mentioned paper:

Mr. and Mrs. Morey came to Manassas from Pennsylvania in the late 1800s. His saw mill was one of the first industries of Manassas. It was located at what is now the corner of West and Center streets. It has been emphasized that this mill did a vast business in those days. A team of ten or more oxen were used to pull the. engine which furnished the power for the sawing. The saw mills in that day were operated by such engines as shown in the picture, and were taken from mill to mill, just as they did when the threshing machines came into existence.

Mr. and Mrs. Morey were active citizens and maintained an interest in church (Lutheran) work while living in this community.

In the picture-running the engine is none other than the 'Steam King of Northwest Pennsylvania'-Morgan Hill. Standing on the ground is my father-in-law, Albert Sundberg. On the wagon left to right is Russell Sundberg, myself (Jim Malz) and my daughter, Debbie. This threshing was done on my farm.



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