SOOT IN THE FLUES


| July/August 1997

  • A small Advance
    #1
  • Top of the smoke
    Sawing off the top of the smoke stack so that the bottom half could be slipped through the roof.
  • Large veneer mill
    Large veneer mill loaded and ready to go.
  • Large veneer mill
    Large veneer mill emerging from opening we made in the back of the basket factory.
  • Farquhar engine
    Farquhar engine coming out of basket factory.
  • Advance
    #2
  • Basket staple machines
    Basket staple machines. Stone steam shed in background.
  • Rumely separator and crew
    #3
  • 16 HP Baker
    #4
  • A threshing rig
    Shively picture 1
  • Steam road roller
    Shively pictures 2.
  • Huber steam engine
    Shively pictures 3.
  • # Picture 01
    Shively picture 4
  • Califon basket factory


  • A small Advance
  • Top of the smoke
  • Large veneer mill
  • Large veneer mill
  • Farquhar engine
  • Advance
  • Basket staple machines
  • Rumely separator and crew
  • 16 HP Baker
  • A threshing rig
  • Steam road roller
  • Huber steam engine
  • # Picture 01
  • Califon basket factory

'What I'm missing information on is the location of his 28 HP Minneapolis #8361; 8 HP Peerless #17741; unknown HP Huber number unknown; a (supposed) scale Case engine and a 36 x 56 Aultman-Taylor wing feed thresh machine. There was some talk that some of these engines could have been moved to Niobrara, Nebraska, or La Motte, Iowa. I suspect the A & T separator is the one that Harvey Gloege of Glenwood, Minnesota, owned, but I forget where he said he sold it, and he is dead now also.

'So, if any of you can help me out, trying to locate this equipment, I'd sure appreciate it. The more I find out about Uncle Joe, the more I'm impressed with his knowledge of this hobby. There are people still alive who remember him connected with the engines, but every year there gets to be less of them.

'To contact me, call collect (320) 762-2706 or (320) 763-7099, or write to the above address.'

We received some great old pictures sent to us by RONALD SEVART, 111 N. Cherokee, Girard, Kansas 66743:



His 30-60 Aultman-Taylor gas tractor might be the one owned by Ralph Hall of Atwater, Minnesota. This is an excellent machine receiving excellent care.

'#1 (previous page) shows J. C. Sevart, and the Saint Paul, Kansas, crew. Grandad Sevart is on the water tank. Great-grandad Sevart is standing by the front wheel of the separator others are unknown. The engine is a small Advance, HP and gear not known. The picture was probably taken in 1916 or earlier.