Lifetime in Steam Captured on Film

Experienced thresherman Thorvald M. Throndson shares pictures from his photo album

| November/December 1984

  • Steam engine
    T.M. Throndson with the HP model steam engine that he built in steam engineering school in 1909.
  • 75 HP engine
    1910: Threshing with his father's 1904 75 HP engine.
  • 65 HP Case engine
    1925: Throndson and son with a 65 HP Case engine.
  • Avery tractor
    1942: Throndson adding oil to an Avery tractor that's pulling Minneapolis separator.
  • Case Model L Tractor and separator
    1937: Case Model L tractor and separator.
  • Case separator
    1960: Threshing on the Throndson farm using a Case separator.
  • 65 HP Case engine
    1961: Throndson threshing near Longmont, Colorado, with 65 HP Case engine and Case separator.
  • 65 HP Case in 1961
    1961: With some of his cohorts: Jack Schlagel, Herman Schlagel and Ed Kronlik, and a 65 HP Case.

  • Steam engine
  • 75 HP engine
  • 65 HP Case engine
  • Avery tractor
  • Case Model L Tractor and separator
  • Case separator
  • 65 HP Case engine
  • 65 HP Case in 1961

Thorvald M. Throndson of Eaton, Colorado, 100 years old in June, has been threshing most of his life. Iron-Men Album ran an article on him in the January-February 1984 issue (“Lifetime in Steam”), and here are more pictures from his photo album.

Click the Image Gallery link to the right to view all the photos.