| May/June 1973

  • 16 HP Advance steamer
    Hubert Hamlin on his nicely restored 16 HP Advance steamer lined up to Herbert Reese's 1910 32 x 52 wood Aultman Taylor thresher at Portland Thresher Show in September 1972. The old Aultman thresher had been owned for 60 years by three generations of Cope
    Herbert Reese

  • 16 HP Advance steamer

EDWARD H. JACOBS, 83, passed away on January 24, at his home in Smith Center, Kansas. He was very well known among the steam engine fans. He was a good engineer and built eight model steam engines3/8 scale. Ed also took in a good many steam engine shows and had many friends. He was a contractor in building homes until his retirement when he then became more active with his steam hobby and had a work shop on South Main. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Sent in by Emil Badenhoop, Kensington, Kansas 65951.

WARREN PRESCOTT, age 83 of Lynch, Nebraska died January 7 at the Ponca Valley Hospital. Warren was an Early Day Thresherman and ran a Blacksmith Shop in Lynch for many years. After his retirement, he restored steam and gas engines and cars as a hobby. Sent in by Earl Conklin, Spencer, Nebraska 68777.

DONALD A. ARNDT, 57, of Memphis, died September 3, 1972 at Gravette, Arkansas. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Arndt of Noel, Missouri, whom are well known at the Steam Reunions.

LARRY L. RIES, son of Leland and Maxine Ries of Murray, Iowa was killed in a car accident December 15, 1972. The Ries family are well known in all steam shows in Iowa and Northern Missouri. Larry was active in all activities of antiques and was outstanding on collecting antique cast iron toys.

WM. FREDERICK SEYB passed a-way November 5, 1972, at the age of 89 years and 11 months. Bill, as he was known to his neighbors and many friends in this southeastern corner of Iowa and across the Mississippi River in Illinois, lived his entire life on the farm where he was born; in a log house (still standing), two and one-half miles northeast of Donnellson, Iowa.

For a short period of time Bill worked as a machinist in the Santa Fe railroad shops at Ft. Madison, Iowa. Later, he built a shop at the farm home where all the neighbors went to fix their broken machinery at no cost for use of his tools and shop equipment. He bought his first steam engine new, in 1908. During his lifetime he owned many makes of steam engines, tractors, threshing machines, clover millers, corn shelters and, at one time, a saw mill and steam-powered well-drilling rig. He did lots of custom work with these machines and for many years he did contract work for Lee County, grading roads with steam and gas tractors.


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