SITE of the FIRST STEAM TRACTION ENGINE REUNION in USA JUNE 30, 1945


| May/June 1969

  • R. Rev. Elmer Ritzman
    Courtesy of Leroy Blaker Alvordton, Ohio. Dedication of the marker June 26, 1959 L. to R. Rev. Elmer Ritzman, Merle Newkirk, donor of the plaque; Guy Bunyea, donor of the Port Huron wheel; LeRoy Blaker; Dan S. Zehr (deceased).
    Leroy Blaker Alvordton
  • Steam Engine Rig
    Courtesy of Morris E. Cleveland, 1701 Indiana Street, Lawrence, Kansas 66044 This is a picture of my steam engine rig that I built.
    Morris E. Cleveland
  • Keck-Gonnerman
    Courtesy of Laurence Mitchell, Route 1, Galien, Michigan 49113. This is my 19-65 double cylinder Keck-Gonnerman, No. 1648 that I purchased in November from Jack Plant of Michigan City.
    Laurence Mitchell
  • A. R. Shade

    A. R. Shade
  • A. R. Shade

    A. R. Shade
  • A. R. Shade
    Courtesy of A. R. Shade, 9831 Aldridge Drive, Columbia Station, Ohio 44082. Here are three photos for use in Iron-Man Album. I have no information as to where they were taken or when, and am hoping perhaps one of the readers can throw some light on them.
    A. R. Shade
  • 25 HP Robert Bell Engine

    B. Bryant Young
  • 25 HP Robert Bell Engine
    Courtesy of B. Bryant Young, Young's Point, Ontario, Canada. These pictures were taken while I was at a wheat threshing held on the farm of Mr. Allen Byers of Atherly, Ontario on August 12, 1967. The engine is a 1923, 25 HP Robert Bell, built in Seaforth,
    B. Bryant Young
  • Boiler
    Courtesy of Don Gwaltney, Route 3, Taylorsville, North Carolina 28681. Perhaps this is Don with this old boiler - there was no information with the picture. It's a good clear picture though and I thought you steam buffs would enjoy and understand it. - An
    Don Gwaltney
  • Russell Engine
    Courtesy of James M. Barnhart, 3746 Winter Garden Road, Orlando, Florida 32805. The Russell and the Woods Bros are quite companionable!
    James M. Barnhart
  • Russell Engine
    Courtesy of James M. Barnhart, 3746 Winter Garden Road, Orlando, Florida 32805. The Russell parades before the grandstand -- but the viewers are on the ground giving a gimlet-eye once-over to all the varied machine?, most of which bring memories of long-g
    James M. Barnhart

  • R. Rev. Elmer Ritzman
  • Steam Engine Rig
  • Keck-Gonnerman
  • A. R. Shade
  • A. R. Shade
  • A. R. Shade
  • 25 HP Robert Bell Engine
  • 25 HP Robert Bell Engine
  • Boiler
  • Russell Engine
  • Russell Engine

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.

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