| March/April 1972

20-75 Nichols & Shepard

J. W. Stewart, owner, opening up the oil pump on the 20-75 Nichols & Shepard. Al Robinson is engineer. Courtesy of John W. Stewart, Box 83, Maple Creek, Saskatchewan, Canada.

John W. Stewart

Box 83, Maple Creek, Saskatchewan, Canada.

The following is a report on the Third Annual Threshing Bee and Hobby Show held on the Stewart Ranch at Maple Creek, Saskatchewan, Canada. We had approximately 1500 people attend the show September 5 and 6-Labor Day Week-end, 1971.

Four steam traction engines were running both days. A 20-75 and 25-90 Nichols and Shepard, a 65 Case and a 75 Case. A 26-76 Sawyer-Massey was on display but was not yet restored. These were used both days to power two Rumely separators and one Case separator and to furnish power for a sawmill and to pull a five and ten bottom plow.

Gas tractors in the larger sizes were a 30-60 Oilpull, Serial No. 942, a 40-80 Minneapolis, 22-44 Aultman and Taylor and an opposed two cylinder Mogul, 12-25 HP bought in 1914 and the wood-en separator, a Belle City, sold by I.H.C. at that time. Some twenty other gas tractors were also on display and took part in the parade.

Some fifteen stationary engines, a horse powered baler and grain grinder also were shown.

Engineers were from far and near-some from Saskatoon and Regina, two from Scoby, Montana and from Medicine Hat, Alberta and Gull Lake, Saskatchewan. We would like to thank these men and hope they will be back again next year.