Original Steamer Photos

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

  1. Ned

    Ned Mega Poster WMSTR Lifetime Member

    Case Threshing Scene 2.jpg

    A full Case threshing outfit the engine is either a 65hp or 80hp
     
  2. Ned

    Ned Mega Poster WMSTR Lifetime Member

    Case Threshing Scene.jpg

    Another Case threshing outfit engine is probably 45hp on the original or high def version of this photo you can see "keep off" painted on the rear bunker right above the Ol' Abe decal
     
  3. Ned

    Ned Mega Poster WMSTR Lifetime Member

    Gaar Scott and Thresher.jpg

    Gaar-Scott threshing outfit looks like its traveling through a town when the photo was taken. Also neat how you can see the shadow on the person taking the photo
     
  4. Ned

    Ned Mega Poster WMSTR Lifetime Member

    Panoramic Threshing.jpg
    Not the best quality photo kinda faded out right in the most important spot. This is a Sawyer-Massey threshing outfit.
     
  5. Ned

    Ned Mega Poster WMSTR Lifetime Member

    Oliver Corn Shredder.jpg

    Another gas tractor I warned that there might be one or two. This is an early Oliver pulling a silage chopper
     
  6. Ned

    Ned Mega Poster WMSTR Lifetime Member

    Oliver Planter.jpg
    Another Oliver / Hart Parr tractor pulling a grain drill or at least was but it looks like it broke down
     
  7. Ned

    Ned Mega Poster WMSTR Lifetime Member

    Plowing Scene.jpg

    Large Advance steamer plowing
     
  8. Darren Gunderson

    Darren Gunderson 20 Minneapolis #8702 Crew WMSTR Lifetime Member

    I really liked the Gaar Scott one with the shadow of the Photographer. You can almost have a clue as to what size the camera was that was taking the shot.
     
  9. Ned

    Ned Mega Poster WMSTR Lifetime Member

    Westinghouse Cyanotype.jpg

    An early Aultman (later becoming Aultman/Taylor) that fell through a bridge. This engine had a vertical boiler much like Ol' Smokie that Kenneth used to run around on at WMSTR
     
  10. Ned

    Ned Mega Poster WMSTR Lifetime Member

    Yuba1.jpg I going to post a couple picture of this Yuba Ball tread. You can just make out Model 20-35 No. 967 on the gas tank. I wonder if it's still exists?
     
  11. Ned

    Ned Mega Poster WMSTR Lifetime Member

    Yuba2.jpg Yuba3.jpg Yuba4.jpg Yuba5.jpg

    A few more of the Yuba Ball Tread Tractor
     
  12. Ned

    Ned Mega Poster WMSTR Lifetime Member

    Pioneer through bridge.jpg

    Steam engines weren't the only ones that had troubles crossing bridges. The is a Pioneer gas tractor that went through a bridge
     
  13. Ned

    Ned Mega Poster WMSTR Lifetime Member

    Plane and Traction Engine.jpg

    I think this is a really cool photo. The engine is a Russell hauling a bunch of gravel wagons being buzzed by a early almost Wright brothers like airplane
     
    DOXEY41 and s.d. jon like this.
  14. Ned

    Ned Mega Poster WMSTR Lifetime Member

    Port Huron Threshing.jpg

    Port Huron Engine and a Case threshing machine
     
  15. Ned

    Ned Mega Poster WMSTR Lifetime Member

    Reeves Steam Plow 3.jpg

    32hp Reeves breaking the pairie
     
  16. Ned

    Ned Mega Poster WMSTR Lifetime Member

    Reeves1.jpg

    Smaller maybe a 20-25hp Reeves pulling a plow
     
  17. Ned

    Ned Mega Poster WMSTR Lifetime Member

    Portable Threshing Panorama.jpg

    This an unidentified portable steam engine. Note instead of horse this crew used oxen. This is an extremely early photo probably taken pre 1880. This photo came out of an east coast collection I want to say Virginia.
     
  18. Darren Gunderson

    Darren Gunderson 20 Minneapolis #8702 Crew WMSTR Lifetime Member

    The picture above of the vertical Aultman is particularly interesting as the print is a cyanotype. This process was used for a while for photographic prints but is much better known as the process used to make blueprints from original drawings. I have made a few myself and it is an interesting process. I was excited to see this one when I was working on this set of photos.

    I have also spent time looking at the one with the airplane in it to determine if it is a composited shot.
     
  19. M Kerkvliet

    M Kerkvliet WMSTR Past President Administrator WMSTR Lifetime Member

    I like the one of the 32 Reeves plowing. I wonder if it steamed any harder than Mark Pedersen's 32 in New Rockford. I have run it for quite a few years and it is a really cool engine to parade, but a lot of work to fire if you are going to do any work with it.
     
  20. DOXEY41

    DOXEY41 Mega Poster WMSTR Lifetime Member

    Airplane shot is awesome!
     

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