THE ORGAN1ZATION of the NATIONAL THRESHERS ASSOCIATION, INC. JUNE 26, 1948
The engine was built about 1892 by the Brown Machinery Co. of St. Louis Mo. It is six HP, 4 5/8' bore, 6' stroke, horizontal stationary engine. This engine, I am told, was originally used in Oklahoma to pump oil. I purchased the engine in 1965 and made several new parts to restore it back to good running condition. Had the engine and a 7 Hp upright steam boiler set up in my basement, then decided to build the rig so I could take it around to steam engine shows. I go to about ten shows a year in Kansas, Missouri and Iowa. This last summer I took it to Madison, South Dakota. I am a member of the Heart of America Steam Engine & Model Assn. Inc. at McLouth, Kansas.