THE ELWOOD HISTORICAL CLUB INC.


| May/June 1963



40 hp Case and 50 hp Case

Here is a picture of the 'tug-of-war' between the 40 hp Case and the 50 hp Case at the 1962 Old Time Thresher Show.

R. 2, Jonesboro, Ind.

The Elwood Historical Club Inc., 4th annual threshing and saw-milling show was held on the Robert Meyer farm, 5 miles north of Elwood, Ind. on St. Rd, No. 13 July 27, 28, 29, 1962. Each year we try to make the show better than the previous one. We brought in more engines, threshers, tractors, model engines, gas engines, and lots of antique farm machinery. Also we had local talent to furnish entertainment in the large tent, for those who wished to sit down and rest for awhile.

One of the features of the show, was that, of threshing 12 acres of wheat. This was done by using four different makes and sizes of separators, such as, Aultman Taylor, Huber, Case, McCormick Deering. Also a 100 year old saw mill, was in operation each day, at the same time, threshing was being done a few hundred feet away.

Among the steam engines used for power were Davis Sullivans 9 HP and 65HP Case, of near Markelville, Herman Warners 28 HP Minneapolis, of Anderson, Ind., Harold Wilburns 22 HP Keck Gownnerman of R. R. 4 Elwood, Ind., Basil Harveys 23-90 Baker, of Green town, Ind., also used were tractors such as, 25-45 Huber, owned by Phil Hobbs, of Tipton, Ind., 20-40 Oil Pull, owned by Rudolph Shinholt, of R. R. 1 Jonesboro Ind., 28-50 Hart Paar, owned by John Huddleson, of Somerset, Ind., 8-16 Reliable Tractor, owned by Mc-Closkey Bros. of Walton, Ind., and several fine model steamers, and gas engines.

Several loads of bundles were stored in barns, prior to the show, to insure we could thresh after a shower. These and shocks from the field were brought to the machines by some fine teams of horses, furnished by the Ind. Horse Breeders Assoc.

Also an unusual scene was that of threshing with four machines at the same time, on the same straw pile, on Sat. and Sun. afternoon, and the sawing of logs at all hours each day.