SOOT IN THE FLUES


| May/June 1997

  • A. N. Wood engine
    Mike Curtis' Picture # 4.
  • 20 HP A. B. Farquhar

    Corson
  • Part of the engine lineup at Central States

    Corson
  • Rough and Tumble Fall show

    Corson
  • Wood, Taber & Morse's four wheel drive engine'

    Mike Curtis
  • A. N. Wood 2 HP engine
    Mike Curtis' Picture # 5.
  • Loyal Clark Taber and Walter Morse
    Mike Curtis' Picture # 6.
  • Triumph engine
    Mike Curtis' Picture # 8
  • Taber & Morse stationary engine
    Mike Curtis' Picture # 7.
  • Taber and Morse's 4WD engine
    Mike Curtis' Picture # 9
  • # Picture 01
    Mike Curtis' Pictures # 10.
  • # Picture 02
    Mike Curtis' Pictures # 11
  • Tazewell Olde Thresher's Show
    Scott Thompson's photo of some well dressed folks at the Tazewell Olde Thresher's Show in Tremont, Illinois.

  • A. N. Wood engine
  • 20 HP A. B. Farquhar
  • Part of the engine lineup at Central States
  • Rough and Tumble Fall show
  • Wood, Taber & Morse's four wheel drive engine'
  • A. N. Wood 2 HP engine
  • Loyal Clark Taber and Walter Morse
  • Triumph engine
  • Taber & Morse stationary engine
  • Taber and Morse's 4WD engine
  • # Picture 01
  • # Picture 02
  • Tazewell Olde Thresher's Show

'Picture # 4 is an A. N. Wood engine made in 1860.

'Picture # 5 is an A. N. Wood 2 HP engine made in 1862. This sold for a cash price of $125.00.

'Picture # 6 is after Allen Wood took on Loyal Clark Taber and Walter Morse as business partners, and changed the company name to Wood, Taber & Morse. The year is 1879.

'Picture # 7 is a Wood, Taber & Morse stationary engine of the type made in 1891 and earlier. There are two of these that I know the whereabouts of, but that's another story.



'Picture # 8. This ad is kind of special to me, only because I know that the Triumph engine was in the Henry Ford Museum in Michigan, but was sold and is out there somewhere. This ad appeared around the 1880s.

'Picture # 9 is Wood, Taber & Morse's 4WD engine. This was considered the very first practical 4WD steam traction engine made. It made its first appearance in 1885. This is how their ad appeared in 1886.