WIND STACKER STORY


| November/December 1959

  • A 16-60 Nichols & Shepard double engine
    A 16-60 Nichols & Shepard double engine. It was purchased by the Independent Thresher Company of Leeper, Michigan, and operated by Harold Reamer. About 15 years later it was purchased by Mr. Reamer who is seen in the picture. He is cleaning it for winter
  • Threshing and baling
    Threshing and baling in one operation at the Rough and Tumble Engineers Association Reunion,1951. This was a method used widely in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
  • North Dakota in 1912
    Plowing on the A. J. Anderson farm at Sutton, North Dakota in 1912. 35 hp. Nichols and Shepard double engine. Carl says he has been at it a long time and run Advance, N & S, Case, A very Undermounted and Reeves. They were all good engines. The first engin
  • Frank Van Altvorst and his steam wagon
    Frank Van Altvorst and his steam wagon. Frank made the engine and it runs fine. It is an interesting Show engine.
  • 16 hp. Portable Russell
    Bill is pictured here with his 16 hp. Portable Russell. He has it on the sawmill and says it works jest fine. The engine was built in 1893 which makes it 66 years old but is still in A-1 shape.
  • Minneapolis steam threshing machines


  • A 16-60 Nichols & Shepard double engine
  • Threshing and baling
  • North Dakota in 1912
  • Frank Van Altvorst and his steam wagon
  • 16 hp. Portable Russell
  • Minneapolis steam threshing machines

Box 143, Woodman, Wisconsin

I read in your September-October IRON-MEN ALBUM Magazine that Mr. Charles W. Tad lock wants to hear the story about the 'Farmers Friend' wind stacker. While visiting with my good friend Ed M. Peacock during threshing season on his farm near Fulton, Missouri this summer he handed me a book written by Stewart H. Holbrook called 'Machines of Plenty', and said I should read it.

Just before the postman brought your magazine this morning I was reading a chapter in this book about the wind stacker, and am attaching hereto an excerpt from it. This is an interesting subject and I am eager to hear what other readers may contribute.

I always look forward to receiving the IRON-MEN ALBUM Magazine and read everything in it several times



HASTON L. ST. CLAIR, 7511 The Paseo, Kansas City 10, Missouri

Excerpt from 'MACHINES OF PLENTY', By Stewart H. Holbrook (Chapter Nine-Page 105)