STARTED IN YOUNG


| November/December 1963

  • Minneapolis Outfit
    A Minneapolis Outfit on which Roy Virgin was on the smokey end in the year of 1916-southwest of Fargo, North Dakota. The engine was a 28 HP.
  • Straw Burner
    Nichols-Shepard Single Cylinder Straw Burner, equally adapted for wood and coal. 20 H, 25 H and 30 H Power.

  • Minneapolis Outfit
  • Straw Burner

210 N. Belleville Street, Freeburg, Illinois

I was 12 years old when I started running a steam engine on a sawmill which belonged to my Dad. He had two Belleville Outfits, the old style engines with two 36 x 52 inch separators. I stayed with that kind of livelihood until 1912 when I started to work on the ICRR as a freight agent and telegraph operator and stayed with them until 1954 when I took my pension.

I threshed in North Dakota four years. First year, 1911, I spike pitched bundles and drove bundle wagon. in 1914 I ran a Case, 25 HP, northwest of Devils Lake. In 1916 I ran a Minneapolis 28 HP southwest of Fargo. I also ran a 20 HP Sheppard in Illinois for three years west of New Athens, Illinois and in 1936 and 1937 I ran a 18 HP Keck four miles south of Freeburg, Illinois.



SUBSCRIBE TO FARM COLLECTOR TODAY!

Farm Collector April 16Farm Collector is a monthly magazine focusing on antique tractors and all kinds of antique farm equipment. If it's old and from the farm, we're interested in it!

Save Even More Money with our SQUARE-DEAL Plan!

Pay now with a credit card and take advantage of our SQUARE-DEAL automatic renewal savings plan. You'll get 12 issues of Farm Collector for only $24.95 (USA only).

Or, Bill Me Later and send me one year of Farm Collector for just $29.95.




Facebook Pinterest YouTube

Classifieds