Our second annual color cover shows the 30-60 Model S Rumley Oil Pull (serial #385) of Verne W. Kindschi. Rt. 1, Box 66. Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin 53578, who went to a lot of trouble to help us.
This 1906 photograph shows Joe Hcisick and Bill Vondnasek of Bowlus Hmdale Area riding on Royalton's Main Street in a vehicle created by them. It is believed to be the first automobile in the Bowlus area. This is a 3 HP gasoline engine from Hercules.
Kenneth Gabhart of Mackville, Kentucky, stands in front of his 6 HP Economy engine buzz saw wagon. He is holding Kenric Clark and standing is Ken Foster of Mt. Washington, Kentucky. Photo taken at the Bluegrass Steam and Gas Engine Show.
The photo shows on the left a Crossley Brothers 2 cycle semi diesel blow lamp start filled with a scavenge pump. This engine is about 12 HP and was built in 1929.The engine on the right is a Petter Atomic 2 cycle cold start diesel 6 HP and was built in the early thirties.
This Big Wheel powered by a little engine appeared in (he float in the Ohio, Illinois Centennial Parade in July, 1977. This July 15, 16 marks 100 plus one, with a celebration and engine show.
Last Fall during the Third District Fair Parade, Ken Petre, Glenn Scroggins and J. E. Little, put their engines on these two trailers and won first place. They had all six engines running and named the float 'Yesteryears.' Ken drove the tractor, 1940 Farmall 'H.'
On the first trailer was Fuller-Johnson pump jack motor, Maytag running Squirrel Cage Blower, LB International running the buzz saw. Behind the saw, out of sight, was a LA International. Glen is checking the drip oiler on his Ottawa. J.E. is holding on to the buzz saw watching his 1926 Witte run a pump. The pump is a Meyers using a side winder pump jack made by Duplex Mfg. Company, Superior, Wisconsin. Notice the steam coming out of the Witte Water Hopper and the exhaust of the Maytag under the license plate of the first trailer.
Maj. Bragg of At wood, Illinois challenges the big steam plowing engines to a plowing contest with his nicely restored Heider tractor and original mounted plow. This tractor performed like it had just arrived from the factory. Photo was taken at the 1977 Douglas County Historical Steam and Gas Show.
Floyd Kuhl and his 30 x 50 Oil Pull. Looks like Floyd is listening to the Oil Pull talk back to him while tractor was working on the Puffer Maker Fan at Thumb Area Old Engine & Tractor Show, August, 1977.
Harlan Volys 25 x 45 Case working on the Puffer Maker Fan at the Thumb Area Old Engine & Tractor Show at Caro, Michigan.
Pictured is our 20 HP Advance Rumely engine and a 28' Bell City thresher. We had just finished threshing at the Harry Kloppenburg Farm north of Billings, Missouri, about 1956.