SOOT IN THE FLUES


| November/December 1998

  • Russell
    16 HP Russell shown by Jim Lashaway, Bowling Green, Ohio.
    Mark Corson
  • Reeves

    Mark Corson
  • Soot in the Flues

    Mark Corson
  • Measurements of the smoke box
    Drawing #1: This shows measurements of the smoke box door Elliott Skeen is looking for (to buy or borrow to have one cast).
    Mark Corson
  • Ajax-Farquhar
    Picture #1: Ajax-Farquhar 7'' x 10'' #8668 purchased in July 1998 by Elliott and Cheryl Skeen.
    Mark Corson
  • Advance Rumely

    Mark Corson
  • Case
    60 HP J. 1. Case T.M. Co. Jim Haley of Odell, Illinois at NT A, 1998.
    Mark Corson
  • Steam Team

    Mark Corson
  • # Picture 01

    Mark Corson
  • NT
    NT A 1998 by Mark Corson.
    Mark Corson
  • Scale engines
    Over 50 full size and scale engines were packed into the NTA's show grounds at the '98 show in Wauseon. Photos by Mark Corson.
    Mark Corson
  • # Picture 02

    Mark Corson
  • Harold Stark
    Harold Stark of Indianapolis, Indiana, at NTA in 1998.
    Mark Corson
  • Frank Miller
    Frank Miller, head sawyer, of Kewanna, Indiana.
    Mark Corson
  • Gaar Scott
    1906 16 HP Gaar Scott providing power to the thresher.
    Mark Corson
  • Frick
    12 HP Frick displayed by Ben and Bonnie Carpenter of Adrian, Michigan.
    Mark Corson
  • Baker
    Baker #1, built 1898.
    Mark Corson

  • Russell
  • Reeves
  • Soot in the Flues
  • Measurements of the smoke box
  • Ajax-Farquhar
  • Advance Rumely
  • Case
  • Steam Team
  • # Picture 01
  • NT
  • Scale engines
  • # Picture 02
  • Harold Stark
  • Frank Miller
  • Gaar Scott
  • Frick
  • Baker

It's hard to believe that summer has about come and gone by now, and soon it will be time to gather for Thanksgiving again. As schools seem to start the year earlier and earlier, we are reminded that there was a time when most of America's children were needed to help at harvest time and school could not begin until late in September. Fortunately, we have the many engine shows to remind us of how much hard work went into producing food in an earlier time. As Americans have moved away from the farm and into the TV room, an engine show becomes more and more necessary as an educational tool for our children. We're proud to be a part of promoting the preservation of antique farm machinery and the demonstration of life the way it was earlier in this century.

Don't forget to send us your show reports, as it is great publicity for your club, and helps bring new people out to your show. If you are one of our' show contacts,' who take care of giving us information for our annual directory, you'll be hearing from us soon. This will be our 25th edition, and we're hoping to make it a real keepsake. If you have photos of early shows or special events from past years, please send them to us now, and specify that they are for the 1999 Show Directory. Also, if the show contact has changed, and you think we might not know about it, please drop us a line as soon as possible we DON'T want to miss you!

And now, on to the letters:

DOUGLAS M. SCHEETZ, president of The National Russell Collectors Association, 561 29th Street, N.W., Massillon, Ohio 44647, writes, 'A group of Massillon, Ohio, area owners of Russell & Company-built equipment have organized The National Russell Collectors Association.



'Until it was sold at auction in 1927, The Russell & Company was one of the largest producers of industrial and agricultural equipment in the nation. This company helped put Massillon, Ohio, on the map.'

'The association's goal is to locate and document, by serial number, owner and past history, as many pieces of Russell equipment and related items as possible. By doing this we hope to prevent some of these items from being lost forever. In addition, the association will become a network for all who are interested in The Russell & Company and the preservation of its history and equipment.'



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