What Is It?


| September/October 1975

  • 1 cylinder Walking Beam gasoline engine

    Frank H. Warnock
  • 60 HP Fairbanks Morse gasoline engine
    60 HP Fairbanks Morse gasoline engine, one cylinder 16-1/2' X 22' stroke at the Pinckneyville, Illinois 1973 Show. Courtesy of Frank H. Warnock, 422 Euclid Avenue, Peoria Heights, Illinois 61614
    Frank H. Warnock
  • Hot Air water pump
    This is a Hot Air water pump made by the Rider Ericsson Engine Co., established in 1870, of New York, Boston, Chicago and Philadelphia. Courtesy of Dudley C. Rice, 115 Miller Street, Horseheads, New York 14845
    Dudley C. Rice
  • Ed Schutt's Oil Pull 30-60 'E'
    Ed Schutt's Oil Pull 30-60 'E';. Courtesy of Mike Althoff, 328 W. Chestnut, Freeport, Illinois 61032
    Mike Althoff
  • Indiana tractor
    Indiana tractor owned by Eldon Coates - bought from Grandpa Jones of 'Hee-Haw'. Courtesy of Mike Althoff, 328 W. Chestnut, Freeport, Illinois 61032
    Mike Althoff
  • Harvey James' Port Huron separator
    Harvey James' Port Huron separator 33 x 50. This was new in 1900. Courtesy of Leonard James, Napoleon, Michigan 49261
    Leonard James
  • Tractor belted to a 1907 McCormick Shredder
    Mogul, one cylinder tractor belted to a 1907 McCormick Shredder - with the load of corn bundles shredded by the end of the day, this pair gets a chance to rest. Courtesy of Karl hind, Route 2, Albert City, Iowa 50510
    Karl hind
  • 60 HP diesel, 14 x 17, weight 12 ton'
    Fairbanks Morse 60 HP diesel, 14 x 17, weight 12 ton, originally from the Geneseo, Illinois Water Works. Looks like new again in the Club's building at the Freeport Show, 1974. Courtesy of Mike Althoff, 328 W. Chestnut, Freeport, Illinois 61032
    Mike Althoff
  • Twin City busy on the Stover limestone crusher
    Joe Mauer's Twin City busy on the Stover limestone crusher. Courtesy of Mike Althoff, 328 W. Chestnut, Freeport, Illinois 61032
    Mike Althoff
  • Aultman Taylor 30-60 gas tractor
    An Aultman Taylor 30-60 gas tractor. Mark Erickson, tractor operator, stops to explain some tractors details while waiting for another load of bundles. Picture taken at the 1947 Albert City Threshermen and Collector's Show. Courtesy of Karl hind, Route 2,
    Karl hind
  • Advisers concerning the plugged machine
    Courtesy of Karl hind, Route 2, Albert City, Iowa 50510
    Karl hind
  • 1910 Heider tractor
    1910 Heider tractor made at Jefferson, Iowa. It belongs to Harvey Soaper of Anita, Iowa.
  • 45-75 cross mount Case tractor
    Picture is a 45-75 cross mount Case tractor at Parkeston, South Dakota in 1971. Courtesy of C. A. Gatchell, Route 1, Adel, Iowa 50003
    C. A. Gatchell
  • Putting Milton Deet's 20-40 into the Baker fan
    Courtesy of Milton Deets, 1583 Red Oak Road, Dayton, Ohio 45432
    H. V. Noble
  • Picture taken in front of Museum Building
    Courtesy of Milton Deets, 1583 Red Oak Road, Dayton, Ohio 45432
    H. V. Noble
  • It is equipped with belt pulley
    Courtesy of Edwin H. Bredemeier, Route 1, Steinauer, Nebraska 68441
    ?Edwin H. Bredemeier
  • Old Antique Joe at controls
    My sawmill which I got last year and am building a shed for it out of good home sawed lumber and cedar poles. This mill is a big one, 3 head blocks and 60 feet track and is powered by 50 HP Allis tractor, 1937 or 20 HP Minneapolis steam engine built in 1
    Joe Priesgen
  • The little man is my grandson, Tom'
    Courtesy of Joe Priesgen, R.R. 1, Hubertus, Wisconsin 53033.
    Joe Priesgen
  • Leroy Blaker plowing McCormick-Deering tractor
    Leroy Blaker plowing 1969 - 15-30 McCormick-Deering tractor, 23-36 McCormick-Deering tractor. The 15-30 tractor has Chrysler 265-6 cyl. cu. inch motor, year 1929. 22-36 International tractor has 450 cubic inch 6 cyl. International motor. Courtesy of Leroy
    Leroy Blaker
  • Press built and operated in the Gardena
    Courtesy of G. W. May Family, 9152 Hector Ave., San Diego California 92123
    G. W. May Family
  • The engine is a left hand engine
    Pictured is a Sta-Rite gas engine
    Lyle A. Opperman

  • 1 cylinder Walking Beam gasoline engine
  • 60 HP Fairbanks Morse gasoline engine
  • Hot Air water pump
  • Ed Schutt's Oil Pull 30-60 'E'
  • Indiana tractor
  • Harvey James' Port Huron separator
  • Tractor belted to a 1907 McCormick Shredder
  • 60 HP diesel, 14 x 17, weight 12 ton'
  • Twin City busy on the Stover limestone crusher
  • Aultman Taylor 30-60 gas tractor
  • Advisers concerning the plugged machine
  • 1910 Heider tractor
  • 45-75 cross mount Case tractor
  • Putting Milton Deet's 20-40 into the Baker fan
  • Picture taken in front of Museum Building
  • It is equipped with belt pulley
  • Old Antique Joe at controls
  • The little man is my grandson, Tom'
  • Leroy Blaker plowing McCormick-Deering tractor
  • Press built and operated in the Gardena
  • The engine is a left hand engine

It was fired with coal, wood, kerosene or anything that would burn. Some of the advantages over other devices for pumping water were absolute safety, no steam, valveless, practically noiseless, no exhaust and economical. No licensed or experienced engineer was required. Any gardener or ordinary domestic could operate it.

It could be used where steam or any other device would be objectionable or impossible. It could be run a day of ten hours with no more fuel than would be required to get up steam in a steam boiler. All parts of the engine and pump could be examined or cleaned without difficulty.

They were built in five different sizes. The four inch was $150, five inch $210, six inch $300, eight inch $420 and ten inch $540. They ranged from 450 lbs. to 3700 lbs. and would pump 150 gal. for a four inch to 3500 gal. for a ten inch. The RPM would range from 80 to 160. Kerosene burners were $10 to $15 extra.

Mr. Rice demonstrates two of these pumps, a six inch and an eight inch, at the annual reunions of the Tioga County Early Days Inc. and Bradford County Old Times Inc.



My sawmill which I got last year and am building a shed for it out of good home sawed lumber and cedar poles. This mill is a big one, 3 head blocks and 60 feet track and is powered by 50 HP Allis tractor, 1937 or 20 HP Minneapolis steam engine built in 1920. This mill has been busy this year. The little man is my grandson, Tom.

Picture of a G.M.C. Samson Sieve grip tractor owned by Edwin Floerke of Cook, Nebraska. It was purchased new 58 years ago by his father. It is equipped with belt pulley located on rear of tractor and extension rims. It is complete except hood covering motor, and it is in running order. Model S25, Serial Number 2688, Engine Number 8055.