SOOT IN THE FLUES


| November/December 1992

  • Soot in the flues

  • 65 HP Case
    James Tumelson's 2''scale model of the 65 HP Case.
  • Minneapolis
    This photo of a Minneapolis hard at work pulling the plow was sent to us by Morris Blomgren, R1, Siren, Wisconsin
  • Aultman Taylor Engine

  • Russell engines

  • Aultman Taylor plow engine
    McCourtney's 20 HP Aultman Taylor plow engine No. 9365, and 18 HP Aultman Taylor No. 8827.
  • Case engine
    50 HP Case engine No. 30150, in May 1953.
  • Russell long boiler
    May 1953: 16-48 HP Russell long boiler, No. 17085, has a 12'' wide flywheel, and 16-48 HP Std. boiler engine No. 15546.
  • Port Huron
    24-75 HP Port Huron No. 8550, May 1953.
  • Russell Universal Boiler
    16-48 HP Russell Universal Boiler, 20'' drive wheels, front 10'', racker grates, Aultman stack, Engine No. 15848.
  • Port Huron
    19-65 HP Port Huron No. 8427.
  • Popcorn wagon
    The Elliotts with their popcorn wagon
    Morris Blomgren
  • Russell
    16 Russell, No. 15546, built in 1914, and a 50 Case, No. 33661, built in 1916.
  • Earl Alsdorf's Farquhar
    Earl Alsdorf's Farquhar.
  • A Christmas puzzle

  • Ed

  • # Picture 02

  • # Picture 01

    Bruce McCourtney
  • Buffalo Pitts engine
    Closer look at the Fresonke-Buck Buffalo Pitts engine.
  • Lansing steam engine
    Four-wheel-drive Lansing steam engine, formerly owned by Rev. Elmer Ritzman, now in the collection of ''Big Edd'' Sigmon of North Carolina.
  • Fresonke-Buck outfit at work
    The Fresonke-Buck outfit at work.
  • Garment factory engine
    Garment factory engine, formerly in the collection of Elmer Ritzman, now owned by James Tumelson.

  • Soot in the flues
  • 65 HP Case
  • Minneapolis
  • Aultman Taylor Engine
  • Russell engines
  • Aultman Taylor plow engine
  • Case engine
  • Russell long boiler
  • Port Huron
  • Russell Universal Boiler
  • Port Huron
  • Popcorn wagon
  • Russell
  • Earl Alsdorf's Farquhar
  • A Christmas puzzle
  • Ed
  • # Picture 02
  • # Picture 01
  • Buffalo Pitts engine
  • Lansing steam engine
  • Fresonke-Buck outfit at work
  • Garment factory engine

Well, Hi to all my wonderful IMA family, and a blessed holiday season coming up. I know, I can never get used to thinking of Thanksgiving and Christmas at this time, but that is the way it is with publications.

I must say, I feel a little better this year, as last November/December issue I really thought that would be about the extent of my communicating with you great folks, as the material had really slowed down and the future did not look good. But praise the Lord, for right now the letters are coming in fairly well, and as long as that continues, I will continue, God willing! So, please, don't slow up now. I know there are many great pictures and stories out there yet untold, and I'm a 'waiting to get them. So, while you are still out there touring the great U.S.A., get some more interesting bits to me of what's going on all over.

I'll bet you are getting some of your Christmas shopping done at the great reunions. They do have some useful and beautiful crafts at most of these events, so get two jobs done at once.

And now on to the communications for this issue.



JAMES ELLIOTT, 19475 CR 146, New Paris, Indiana 46553 writes: 'Some 20 years ago, Margaret said, 'We should have a steam popcorn wagon when we retire.' Well, I finally have a real steam engine and a steam whistle, and the machine is not a fake. Folks will like it; they have liked it for 11 years now.

'We found our Cretors engine in 1981. It looked like it had been dropped on a gravel road and stepped on, but it looked restorable. Thanks to Ray Petersen of Grass Lake, Michigan, it is restored, better than new. He is a fine machinery man and a wonderful friend.