SOOT IN THE FLUES


| March/April 1999

  • # Picture 01
    Picture from Carl Boettcher.
    Carl Boettcher
  • Springfield traction engine
    Springfield traction engine at Fairview, Kansas.
  • # Picture 02
    Gerald Darr's picture
    Gerald Darr
  • Minneapolis return flue engine
    Minneapolis return flue engine threshing at Hamlin, Kansas.
  • Steam engine

  • # Picture 03
    Adam Parks' picture.
    Adam Parks
  • Water wagon
    This is water wagon where seat broke off and Tony broke his arm, July 1998. Picture from Carl Boettcher.
    Carl Boettcher
  • # Picture 04
    Roger Noething's found photo.
  • # Picture 05
    Photo from Harris Jorgenson.
    Harris Jorgenson
  • Reeves steam engine
    Reeves steam engine pulling 42 tons of sand used to build Belle Fourche reservoir in South Dakota.
  • Keck-Gonnerman

  • C. G. Cooper 10 HP Engine
    C. G. Cooper 10 HP serial #5012, taken in 1966. Owned by Ray Kestel of Manhattan, Illinois.

  • # Picture 01
  • Springfield traction engine
  • # Picture 02
  • Minneapolis return flue engine
  • Steam engine
  • # Picture 03
  • Water wagon
  • # Picture 04
  • # Picture 05
  • Reeves steam engine
  • Keck-Gonnerman
  • C. G. Cooper 10 HP Engine

'Oh yes, I wanted to comment on the cover photo of the September/October 1998 issue. It's heartening indeed to see a couple of clean cut youngsters getting involved with the art of steam engineering. We sure need to encourage the younger generation if there is to be a future with the hobby. Congratulations, David and Annie!'

We received a letter from CARL BOETTCHER, #316743, Wolworth Unit, PO Box 900-1, Sturtevant, Wisconsin 53177-0900, who writes: 'My family and I own two steam engines. We have a 1910 45 HP Case and an 60 HP Illinois. There aren't many Illinois left; I've never seen any others. 1 really don't know the original color. Anyone who knows of any other engines like this, please contact me.

'I love running these old engines. I've been running them since I was seven years old! I can run just about any kind of engine there is.'

'If anyone has a photo of an Illinois Thresher Company engine, please send it. I will return it.'



'This is a photo of our 45 HP Case and 60 HP Illinois. If you would like to see any of our steamers, please come to our show in Chilton, Wisconsin, the second weekend in August.'

GERALD R. DARR, 2220 Bishops gate Drive, Toledo, Ohio 43614-2006, writes, 'This is a photo of my father's Buckeye steam traction ditching machine taken about 1909. My father is shown second from the left. The men on his right and left I cannot identify.