STEMGAS CATALOG NO. 1

BOOKS, CARDS AND OTHER PUBLICATIONS

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Courtesy of Paul E. Jones, Box 53, Leslieville, Alberta TOM IHO

Paul E. Jones

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This is our first attempt at a catalogue for readers of Iron-Men Album and Gas Engine and all other persons interested in steam and gas on the farm and elsewhere.

We will revise and expand as necessary. Your suggestions are welcomed. If you have or know a book that you feel others would want to read, tell us about it.

Cost of the catalog per single copy is 10 cents, to defray our expenses in preparing it. For 1974,that's just a postage stamp. It is included in the magazines as a bonus.

Gerald Lestz, Editor & Publisher, Stemgas Publishing Co.

MAGAZINES

IRON-MEN ALBUM -- Historical magazine about steam, founded by Rev. Elmer L. Ritzman. Stories on collectors of steam farm machines; ads for annual reunions of steam and threshermen's groups; stories about them; how-to-do-it information for restorers; ad exchange for parts, and items wanted and for sale; and lots of pictures. Six issues a year, -$5.00 in U.S.; $5.50 in Canada.

GAS ENGINE MAGAZINE -- Everything about gas engines, founded by Rev. Ritzman -- history, how-to-do-it, advice for collectors and news of reunions; ads of items for sale and wanted; technical information; and many pictures. Six issues a year, -$4.00 in U.S., -$4.50 in Canada.

STEAM ENGINES

A SIMPLE HISTORY OF THE STEAM ENGINE

By J. D. Storer

Development of steam engine from early 18th Century through 1960s; 130 illustrations; nearly 200 pages -$8.95

AN ALBUM OF IRON MEN CARTOONS

By Roy Glessner

You will be delighted with this little book of cartoons and will want to share it with your friends. Senior citizens will reminisce with the nostalgic portrayal of the good old days. 8x5-1/4 paperback-$1.00

AULTMAN & TAYLOR MACHINERY CO.

Reprint of 1919 - 64 pages 55th anniversary catalog. Many illustrations-$2.50

THE CASE CATALOG - 1909

Reprint of 67th annual catalog. 64 pages-$4.00

CASE THRESHING MACHINERY CATALOGUE 1915

Very informative text and dozens of good illustrations, reprint - 87 pages-$4.50

CLARKE SCHOOL OF TRACTION ENGINEERING

Prt XII - Valve Gears & Reversing Mechanism 5-1/2 x8 -- PAPERBACK-$1.50

CORNELIUS AULTMAN

By Lorin E. Bixler

The main purpose of this book is to acquaint the steam hobbyist with the headaches and the joys that are connected with the building of the old time threshing machinery. We are sure that in another 50 years we will have to explain to the young folks the work of the thresherman and this will help do it. 5-1/2 x8-1/2 paperback-$2.00

DAYS OF STEAM AND GLORY

By Dana Close Jennings

Centering on Western U.S. with many pictures-$1.00

EARTHMOVING VEHICLES

Edited by-Bart H. Vanderveen

 Pictorial survey and history of these giants, dating from 1800' s -196 photos, 64 pages- $5.95

FACTS FROM THE FIELD

Reprint of 1914 Case Catalog; 16 pages- $1.50

FARM STEAM SHOWS USA & CANADA

By Dana Close Jennings

Many pictures of steam threshing bees in a  giant book - 467 pages- $12.95

HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN STEAM FIRE ENGINE

By William T. King

Here is information on every steam fire engine built in the U.S.A. from the Paul R. Hodge engine of 1840-41 which was sabotaged by jealous firemen. 30 photos; illustrations; 160 pages 11 x 8-1/2 paperbound - $4.00 (now out of print-we have a few in stock)

JOHN DEERE TRACTOR MODEL D.

Reprint of 18 1930 booklet, 20 pages- $2.25

OLD FARM TRACTORS

By Philip Wright

A great British book about the history of tractors; 49 photos, 28 drawings, 77 pages- $7.95

STEAM ENGINE GUIDE

By Prof. P.S. Rose

All the facts on the way an engine works, and how to adjust. Good for study and reference; reprint of Threshers School of Modern Methods, popular in the American Thresherman 1906-1910, 5-1/2 x 8-1/4 paperback, 119 pages- $2.00

STEAM ON THE ROAD

By Wise

Spectacular chronology of steam vehicles; fascinating text; 96 pages; over 110 illustrations, 40 in full color -$3.50

STEAM POWER ON THE AMERICAN FARM

By Prof. R. M. Wik

214 pages of interesting historical matter; oldtime pictures; 73 pages of notes and bibliography -$9.50

TRACTION ENGINES AND STEAM VEHICLES IN PICTURES

By Anthony Beaumont

Describes in detail and illustrates the products of more than 20 manufacturers from the years 1880-1947. Wonderfully captures the massiveness, power and singular beauty of these machines. 112 pages, 113 illustrations -$11.95

TRACTION ENGINE TROUBLES

This little book is dedicated to all poor mortals who have been vexed at times with the infernal cussedness of inanimate things. A reprint from the Question and Answer Department of the American Thresherman and put into book form in 1909 -5-1/2x8-1/2 paperback -$2.00

TRACTION ENGINES IN REVIEW

By Barry J. Finch

Covers portable, agricultural and plowing engines; motor tractors; light locomotives, and others; 53 photos; other illustrations, 250 pages -$8.50

GAS ENGINES

SMALL GASOLINE ENGINES TRAINING MANUAL

By Ted Pipe

Whether the reader is a homeowner, service apprentice or student planning a career in engine servicing this volume will prove valuable. It details every significant design used on both domestic and foreign-made small engines currently sold in this country. Will establish a foundation for the reader in theory, design and operation of small gasoline engines. Complete with more than 400 illustrations, many enhanced by color to show exactly what happens. -$6.95

SMALL GASOLINE ENGINES - Student's Workbook

Goes with the Manual; very helpful in review of the material - 64 pages - softbound -$1.95

SMALL ENGINES SERVICE MANUAL

9th edition

Only engines of less than 15 cubic inch displacement are contained in this manual. Helps service all engines used on lawn mowers, garden tractors, karts, scooter, cycles, tillers, etc., over 40,000 maintenance and repair facts! More than 800 illustrations; 328 pages -8-1/8x11-1/8 softbound -$4.95

GAS ENGINE GUIDE

A lesson course on the gas engine; most complete and understandable book we have seen on the early gas engine - formerly Gasology -$2.00

TRACTOR OPERATING BOOK AND DIRECTORY

By C. DeSparks

C. DeSparks, a tractor 'trouble shooter' who ran a business correcting troubles for tractor owners -144 pages -$2.50

TRAINS

A LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEER'S ALBUM

By George B. Abdill

An education in railroad engines by an engineer, fascinating for everyone -$4.00

BALDWIN LOCOMOTIVE WORKS

Collector's reprint of scarce work, illustrated catalogue -$10.00

(now out of print - we have a few in stock)

BUSTED AND STILL RUNNING

By Edgar T. Mead, Jr.

The famous two foot gauge railroad of Bridgeton, Me.; illustrated with over 40 rare photos, track layouts, locomotive and car plans. 5-1 / 5 x 8-1 / 2 paperback -$2.95

THE CROOKEDEST RAILROAD IN THE WORLD

T.G. Wurm-A.C. Graves

Mt. Tamalpais and Muir Woods, Ry, Calif., 108 illustrations, 2nd edition, 6x9 -$4.75

THE LIMA SHAYS ON THE GREENBRIER

By Cheat & Elk Railroad Company, Kyle Neighbors'

Paperback booklet of pictures of engines, etc. used on the G. C. & E. Railroad lines. The booklet is dedicated to all men who ever worked for G.C.&E. Railroad, the W. Va. Pulp and Paper Co. and the Mower Lumber Co.- -$1.00

LITTLE RAILWAYS OF THE WORLD

By Frederic Shaw

Miniature public railways from all over the world, 246 illustrations -$6.00

THE LAKE SUPERIOR IRON ORE RAILROADS

By Patrick C. Dorin

The World's Heaviest Trains; describes the Iron Ore hauling railroads of the Lake Superior, 8-1 /2 x10-1 /2 hardcover -$10.95

LOCOMOTIVE ADVERTISING IN AMERICA 1850-1900

A new book and a new facet of American Railroad History; probably the most colorful period in the history of American Advertising. The collection includes early illustrated ads for locomotives, cars, lighting and general railroad equipment - paperback -$1.25

LOGGING RAILROADS OF THE WEST

By Kramer Adams

Researched details of early engine types; a complete roster of western logging railroads- $4.00

MA & PA--A HISTORY OF THE MARYLAND & PENNA. RAILROAD

By George W. Hilton -$5.00

O & W

By William F. Helmer

The long life and slow death of the New York, Ontario and Western Railroad -$6.50

A large Wallis. The turkey under the crankcase is full grown. This tractor was cranked from the back and was a very nice running tractor.

THE PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD

By Edwin P. Alexander

A pictorial History of America's greatest transportation system. The text traces the various developmental phases in a lucid and informative way. 7-1/2 x10-1 /2 -$2.98

THE RAILROAD THAT DIED AT SEA

By Pat Parks

The Florida East Coast's Key West Extension; variously called 'Flagler's Folly', 'The Overseas R.R.', the 'Eighth Wonder of the World.' -$3.50

RAILROADS IN THE WOODS

By John T. Labbe Vernon Goe

Logging, the men and their equipment - 440 pictures, railroad -$10.00

RAILROADS OF THE BLACK HILLS

By Mildred Fielder

A story of Lead, Deadwood and Rapid City, South Dakota -- of the mines in the Black Hills and the railroads that built them. You can 'hear Little Betsy come screeching through Gold Run Gulch' as you read. 8-1 /2 X10-1/2 hardcover -$4.00

RAILWAY PASSENGER TRAVEL - 1825-1880

A book of stories and pictures about the trials and tribulations of early passengers -- the development of coach and Pullman luxuries up to 1880, paperback -$1.25

REPAIR PARTS FOR SHAY GEARED LOCOMOTIVES

Just what the title implies, a parts book for the old-time locomotives. This should be of interest to all railroad buffs, paperback -$3.00

STREAMLIMED STEAM

A pictorial review of streamstyled steam locomotives of 36 U.S. and Canadian Railroads, paperback 11x8-1/2 -$3.00

 Steam Passenger Service Directory

TRAIN WRECKS

By Robert C. Reed

Grim echoes followed the first casualties of the early trains. Robert Reed tells an absorbing story of wrecks on the right-of-way that brought on horror articles, songs and scare sketches, frightening travelers -$7.95

TRAIN WRECK

By Wesley S. Griswold

16 vivid narratives, the story of nineteen appallingly destructive wrecks which spurred the invention or adoption and enforcement of railway safety devices and rules. Illustrated with contemporary engravings and photos- -$5.95

THIS WAS RAILROADING

By George B. Abdill

An historical collection of rare photos and true stories about the tracks, trains and trainmen of the Pacific Northwest including Northern Calif. 8-1/2x11 hardcover -$4.00

STEAM PASSENGER SERVICE DIRECTORS

Incl. Electric Lines & Museums - next printing 1974 -$2.00

AUTOMOBILE MUSEUM DIRECTORY

3rd edition -$1.75

AUTOS 1906 - 1912

The Great Arrow

Over 150 illustrations of cars such as Marmon, Maxwell, Pierce and many others, radiators and bonnets, cut-away of a 1911 mode, 48 pages 6x9- colorful papercover- $2.98

AUTOS 1900-1905

M. Mayborn-T.W. Mayborn

44 different makes; 88 automobiles illustrated; 48 pages, 6x9; colorful paper cover, ads selling the 'idea' of the auto, as well as the cars themselves  -$2.98

AUTOMOBILES & AUTOMOBILING

A collectors book if there ever was one! An exemplary history of the early days 1900 to 1940. The whole story of the world's automobiles -- excitement, danger, genius, comedy and brilliant design of the cars. 120 candid photos plus excellent text. Sale item: formerly -$35.00-now -$14.95

At left is a 6 HP Imperial sold by the T. Eaton Company. At right, a 5 HP Galloway and a John Deere 1-1/2 HP which are part of my collection. Excuse the background.

BUY AN ANTIQUE CAR

Floyd Clymer- Scott and Margaret Bakley, a handbook for those interested in the world's most fascinating hobby 5-1/4 x 8-1 /4 paper- $3.00

THE CLASSIC 30's

First Airflow ads, introduction of the Mercury and much more, full color cover, 104 illustrations, 52 pages 6x9 -$2.98

EARLY CARS

By Michael Sedgwick

Covers the period 1769-1930 - with informative text and 144 excellent photos - 35 in full color -$2.95

FORD MODEL 'A' ALBUM

Floyd Clymer and Leslie R. Henry

Over 250 photos, charts of all model 'A' cars and body styles; interesting articles by experts - trucks, parts, and accessories, 8-1I4 x 10-1/2 -142 pages - paperbound -$3.50

HERSHEY, PA.

The World's Largest Antique Auto Show- $2.95

THE MODERN STEAM CAR AND ITS BACKGROUND

By Thomas S. Derr

With a supplement on Historical steam cars by Floyd Clymer, 160 pages 100 illustrations 5-1 /4 x 8-1 /4 paperback -$2.00

MODEL T MEMORIES

By Les Henry

Floyd Clymer's 1908-1927, including the Ubiquitous Model T, 8-1I4 x 10-112 - 109 pages -$2.00

FLOYD CLYMER'S

Motor Scrapbooks:-

Volume #1 -$1.50
Volume #2 1.50
Volume #3 2.00
Volume #4 1.50
Volume #5 2.00
Volume #6 2.00
Volume #7 2.00
Volume #8 2.00

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ON STANLEY STEAMERS 1920

The information contained in this folder is from original Stanley Steamer literature and data contained in the Steam Car Edition of Floyd Clymer's Historical Motor Scrapbook- $1.00

THE ROARING 20's

The long sleek and powerful models with sweeping fenders, sloping windshields and recessed spare tires; over 100 illustrations, 48 pages, 6 x 9 full color cover -$2.98

SCRAPBOOK OF EARLY AUTO SUPPLIES AND EQUIPMENT

By Floyd Clymer

This scrapbook of Early Automotive Equipment will bring back many memories, some pleasant and some unpleasant to the early-day motorist. 72 pages -5-1/4x8-1/4 paperback -$1.50

STEAM CAR EDITION - Volume #1

Floyd Clymer's historical motor scrapbook, 200 Steam Autos - ancient and modern, illustrated described, interesting ads and photos. Historical and amusing! 5-1/4 x 8-1/4 - paperbound 214 pages- $2.00

THE STORY OF A STANLEY STEAMER

By George Woodbury

Including Floyd Clymer's story of his Stanley experiences from his steam scrapbook and two instruction books. Also included are questions and answers from a Stanley Steamer Folder, 5-1/4x8-1/4- 338 pages- $5.00

THIS WAS PIONEER MOTORING

By Karolevitz

An album of nostalgic automobilia - 8-1/2 x 11 -$12.95

A merry trip down memory lane, back into your childhood. Assembled with loving care for all the family to enjoy - 250 rare photographs -$12.95

THOSE WONDERFUL OLD AUTOMOBILES

By Floyd Clymer

600 photographs, jokes, cartoons, ads, songs, & fond memories of American cars of yesterday -8-1/2x11-1/2 hardcover - 214 pages- $3.50

TREASURY OF EARLY AMERICAN AUTOMOBILES 1877-1925

By Floyd Clymer

A large, handsomely designed gift-album of photos, ads, songs, cartoons, text and memories, 213 pages - 8-1/2 x 11-1/2, hardcover -$6.50

This is an 8 cylinder Twin City gasoline motor, 7-3/4' bore and 9' stroke. It develops over 200 HP belt pulley, 28' diameter and 30' face. This engine used 22 gallons of gasoline per hour.

Anyone have an idea what this one is? Serial No. 419, low tension igniter, hit and miss gasoline.

My 1932 3 HP Bamford engine. I look forward to the postman coming with the G.E.M. as you no doubt know we have no publication such as this over here. Steamers are number one, followed by the vintage tractors and last on the list the gas engines, [known here as Gil engine, but in this area as Barn engines, as most of them were used on farms.]

Most of the Steam Societies have a section for the Barn engine boys. I am section organizer for the Barbury Steam Society and responsible for putting on the barn engine display. Last June our display consisted of 100 engines, all fully restored. That hundred contained thirty-three different makes, thirty out of the hundred being from your part of the country.

This picture was taken in the Fall of 1973, at the farm of Fred Freschette, Red Deer, Alberta. Everyone has a good time at one day shows. Friends and neighbors meet, talk over old times, get a chance to 'do it' the way it used to be done, partake of and enjoy Mrs. Freschette's delicious luncheons, and camaraderie reigns supreme. This scene shows Duane Trommes with his truck and trailer hauling the barley sheaves to the threshing machine. One can see part of the crew loading up.

This is a picture of the 1/2 H.P. Upright Maytag engine that I bought January 24th, 1974 from Laverne Carson, Pleasantville, Pa.

Although the piston was free, the amount of rust on the engine indicated that it had not run for sometime. While cleaning the rust from the flywheel I found the serial number 39643.

This low number of the drop feed oiler on the side of the cylinder place it way back with the early Maytags. I cleaned the carburetor, attached a battery and a buzz coil and had no trouble getting the engine started. After replacing some gaskets and learning how to adjust the carburetor, I have it running very nicely.

I mounted the engine on the truck and place a rope starter on the crank shaft.

I have another upright Maytag, serial number 59971, that is in good running condition. Maytag used this model engine on their washing machines from 1914 until 1923.

Blue Mountain Gas and Steam Engine Association, Bangor, Pennsylvania are holding the Third Annual Show - July 19, 20, 21, 1974 at Jacktown Community Center Grove, located on Bangor Richmond Road. Everyone welcome! pGM-74

Morgan County Historical Society invites you to attend their 5th Annual Farm and Antique Show at Monrovia School Grounds, South edge of Monrovia, Indiana on July 6, 7, 1974. Take Interstate 70 West of Indianapolis 20 miles, then state Road 39 South 3 miles. Admission, -$1.00 per car. Exhibitors free. Bring your engines and your camper. Bruce Atkinson, P. O. Box 65, Monrovia, Indiana 46157. pGM-74

The Sixth Annual Steam & Gas Show of the Riverbend Steam and Gas Ass'n of Allendale, Michigan will be held on July 26, 27, 1974 at the Show Grounds, 10 miles West of Grand Rapids, Michigan on M-45 to 56th Ave., then 1-1/2 miles South. Lunch on grounds. For more information, write Tom A. Rosema, 12214 40th Ave., Allendale, Michigan 49401. GM-74

The Seventh Annual Show of The Pioneer Steam and Gas Engine Society of Northwestern Pennsylvania will be held on July 19, 20, 21, 1974 at the Crawford County Fairgrounds, Meadville, Pennsylvania. Anyone having equipment to display, please phone Oliver B. Rhea 814-724-2493 or Thomas Schiewe - 814-725-3447. -GM-GA-74

Shenandoah Valley Steam and Gas Engine Association's Annual Show will be held July 26, 27, 28, 1974 at the Berryville Horse Show Grounds, one mile West oi Berryville, Virginia. For information contact: Miss Linda Giles, Route 1, Box 97, Bunker Hill, West Virginia 25415. Telephone 304-229-8707. GM-GA-74

AUGUST

Branch No. 12 of the Early Day Gas Engine and Tractor Association will host the Annual National Early Day Gas Engine and Tractor Association meeting for 1974, Saturday, August 24 at 8:00 p.m. at the 'ROGERS THRESHING SHOW', located one half mile North of Rogers, Minnesota on Highway 101 on the Walter Dehn Farm. Meeting site to be announced at a later date. Show dates August 24 and 25. Tom Graves, Box 315, Yamhill, Oregon 97148. GM-74

6TH ESHELMAN'S SW IOWA THRESHING SHOW - August 2, 3, 4, 1974 - 3 miles West of Grant or 7 miles East of Elliott, Iowa. Plenty of food, water, free parking. Free park with camping facilities adjacent to grounds. Corliss engine, traction engines, gasoline engines, museum. Activities daily, exhibitors welcome! Admission, -$1.00. Don't miss this growing show! GM-GA-74

The Eastern Shore Threshermen and Collectors Association, Inc. will hold their 14th annual Wheat Threshing, Steam and Gas Engine Show August 2, 3, 4, 1974 at then-show grounds on Route 313 between Denton and Federalsburg, Maryland. For further information contact James Layton, Route 2, Box 266, Federalsburg, Maryland 21632 or telephone 301-754-8422.-GM-GA-74