Original Steamer Photos

Discussion in 'Steam Traction Engines' started by Ned, Nov 13, 2017.


    ICLIDA Mega Poster WMSTR Lifetime Member

    I think it's an Advance.
  2. Ned

    Ned Mega Poster WMSTR Lifetime Member

    That was the other one I was thinking
  3. M Kerkvliet

    M Kerkvliet WMSTR Past President Administrator WMSTR Lifetime Member

    It's fascinating how many pictures there are of heavy engines going through bridges. Interesting in those photos is that there are always people willing to pose with the wreck. I wonder if it is the salvage people (if there were any then) or if the fact that photos were so unique back then that people took every opportunity to get their picture taken no matter how grave the situation!

    Wish there were some pictures of the salvage operation in progress. That would be interesting!
  4. cjmlarson

    cjmlarson Mega Poster WMSTR Lifetime Member

    I would have to agree with Tom. Ned the crank disk and flywheel along with the Tapered smoke stack and governor belt do not look to be Russell at all. Just my one cents :Shrugs:
  5. Darren Gunderson

    Darren Gunderson 20 Minneapolis #8702 Crew WMSTR Lifetime Member

    P.S. Darren the pile for round 2 is growing. Some included in the next batch are a ZZ Peerless, 150hp Russell and a train load of brand new Russells and many more!!![/QUOTE]

    Great. It will be get to get round 2 done. I look forward to it. I will be up that way at the end of the month for a work weekend. Will have to see if we can cross paths.


    ICLIDA Mega Poster WMSTR Lifetime Member

    Defiantly an Advance. Interesting that it looks like it doesn't have a clutch. I have seen a few of the older Advances that only had a pin and no clutch. It looks like the Waters governor has been replaced with a Pickering.
  7. Ned

    Ned Mega Poster WMSTR Lifetime Member

    I was talking to a guest at the show awhile back and he was telling me a story of a Gaar-Scott that was headed to the scrap man during a war drive and somehow the engine ended up in a ditch. The owners couldn't get it out at the time so they let it sit over night came back the next morning with hammers and wrenches took off all the brass and brought that to the scrap man. He said that for the couple pounds of brass they got more money than for the entire rest of the engine
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  8. Ned

    Ned Mega Poster WMSTR Lifetime Member

    Here's Advance straw burner and a Northwest threshing machine. Northwest threshing machinery company was head quartered in Stillwater MN. This is actually a copy of a photo that a friend of mine owns this is his family and their engine. If I remember correctly his family and this scene was around the Alexandria MN area

    Northwest Thresher.jpg
  9. Ned

    Ned Mega Poster WMSTR Lifetime Member

    Peerless engine notice the flywheel is on the opposite side of the steering wheel. You see this a lot on east coast and early engines. This must make belting up a challenge :Shrugs: Maybe someone in Wisconsin could tell us about the flywheel on the wrong side of his engine?? But Mike is a little is different anyway so he's probably used to it (Tom feel free to insert comment here)

  10. Ned

    Ned Mega Poster WMSTR Lifetime Member

    Here's a Reeves moving a barn it looks like they just jacked up the barn and put a different wagon in each corner

    Reeves Barn Move.jpg
  11. ICLIDA

    ICLIDA Mega Poster WMSTR Lifetime Member

    Yes there is a backwards engine over in Wisconsin that someone named Mike owns. Since I now own an engine that is also backwards, but backwards from his backwards engine, I can't give him too much grief about it. I do know this, when the Farquar needs to be belted up it is better to put Lilly on the platform than her dad. She has really become a top notch operator at a young age.
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