The author describes how his father switched from using a steam tractor to a gas tractor during the second decade of the 20th century.
Not a steam tractor, this is a water pumping outfit the author has shown at Steam showsand Parades. It is a 3 horsepower Novo. The pump has a tubunderneath the platform and it recirculates the water. It is quitea novelty.
PHOTO: RAY M. CHRISTENSONS
This is a picture of the author's 1917 2 HP Domestic Diaphram Pumper#8829 made by the Domestic Engine and Pump Co., Shippensburg,PA. It has been restored and runs nicely.
This is a seven horsepower factory built Galloway the author restored. The little one is a 1% horsepower that he also restored.