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Old 12-22-2008, 02:02:50 PM
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The tractors in the background of post #74 left to right,
Hillview Farms Townsend (now in Europe), Hillview Farms 20-40 Rumely, Em Downs 25-45 Rumely which his father bought new, maybe another Hillview Farms Rumely 16-30??
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The girl on the steam engine I don't think is Holly Clark.
It looks like a Waterloo, could it be Bruce Buckle's daughter??
How about it Robert, you seem to have known all the girls!!!
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Evidently, it didn't seem to matter whether or not he knew them!??! Once he got them around behind the grandstand .............
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Ross: You could be right about the Waterloo, but that ain't Ruth Buckle. I know, I know, there ain't no such word as ain't.

And G. I did not say anything about being behind the grandstand.

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The tractors in the background of post #74 left to right,
Hillview Farms Townsend (now in Europe), Hillview Farms 20-40 Rumely, Em Downs 25-45 Rumely which his father bought new, maybe another Hillview Farms Rumely 16-30??
This reminded me of the plaque attached to our Rumely X, I think it was a nice idea to have these casted in the same style as the original ones! Anyone knows who was (were) the former owner(s)?

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Old 12-22-2008, 04:46:00 PM
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The first pic in post #80 looks like a slow race between Russel & Wally Orth's Frick and I think Capt. John Leonard's rear mount George White.
The Orth's were very nice fellows. Russel passed a number of years ago, Wally as far as I know is still with us.

Capt. John!!!
What can I say, he was one of the true characters at our show.
He was Captain for years on the lake freighters, hence he was always know as Capt. John.
He had the distinction of being a guest of the town one Friday night when he went out for supper and to quench his thirst.
He was best known for his band organ that he would bring to the show. People used to hate being set up beside him as it was so loud and would wear on the nerves after a while.
It never bothered him as he was pretty well deaf towards the end.
He always had a big squinty eyed smile and big hand shake that would swallow your hand.

The George White in post #93 is Dave Rogers. This is a real early pic, probably 1962. This picture or one very similar was on the cover of IMA that year.
This might be the same engine as the one in post #80, but I am not certain.
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Marcel,
There were a few tractors around with those cast plates that also included "Toronto" in the list of cities as last vendor. They are a little harder to find!
A few of the oldtimers used to say that after Allis-Chalmers bought the Rumely line they had a lot of new-old-stock Oil Pulls on their hands! Allis got the old Abell works in Toronto as part of the Rumely deal. They ran as Allis-Chalmers-Rumely for many years, into the 60s I believe?
I think it was Bill Johnson who told me that back in the day, the A-C blockmen were bugging guys to buy those left over Oil Pulls and they were offering some sweetheart deals. I think that is why there got to be a good supply of Model X Oil Pulls around Ontario? So!??! Were any painted Allis-Chalmers orange?
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the reeves you asked about came from keene ont
eric little owned it
there are pictures of it on page 20 new pictures of old engines
ross clarke posted them i think it is in new yourk state now and has bin since the late 90
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Old 12-23-2008, 12:19:39 AM
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Years ago Bill and I had bought some tractors from Eric Bowman, Regina, Sask. He kept his collection on a fellows farm north of the TY station east of Regina. In the collection was a late model 20 HP double cyl Reeves with one extension rim on it. This was in the spring of 1969 or could have been in 1970 at any rate his engines were for sale and he wanted $4,000.00 for the Reeves, twice as much as he wanted any other tractor or steamer that he had. That morning we went out to the collection to look over some tractors we had bought from Bowman. The Sask boiler inspector was there and also a man from Ontario and am not sure but think his last name was Payne. The inspector was checking the boiler on the Reeves and might add this was the first time we had watched somebody use a ultra sound device in fact he had me write down the numbers that he called out while inside the fire box. The Man from Ontario bought the engine and years later I heard it was sold and think now it is Illinois as a few years ago the fellow called me wondering if I might have known where Bowman got it as he was trying to find the other extension rim. I am wondering if this could be the Reeves pictured in this thread. John Tysse Jr
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Old 12-23-2008, 12:29:38 AM
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Thanks for that info, I guess under a tarp is better than nothing. ...but not by much.

Some more pictures from early years.

The Loc mobile says on the side J.M.Snider Woodbridge

The George White i dont know.

The brass rad T lic plate says 1913 (year on plate is 1963) Any body recognise?
David,
Thanks so much for your pictures!!!! Three of my favorite things: Steam Engines, Model T Fords and dang, if there isn't an accordion and player in the back seat of that 1913 Model T Touring car! Merry Christmas!!! Gary
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Old 12-23-2008, 12:45:21 AM
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Here's a not bad picture of Big Mini & 30-60 Rumely.

In the picture of lineup of engines i can see the 28 White & possibly High Wheel PH way down at end. Not sure what year. Suspect late 60's? early 70'S?
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Dave . . .

Keep m coming!!!!!!!!!
Great to see somebody has some old pictures to post

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Dave

Going right to left I would say the engines are as follows
unknown portable
75 Case probably Lee Wilkinson's but maybe Byers before roof
28 White, Bill Johnson
George Shultz engine? but not sure
MacDonald, Miller Paving/Alan Crone
Minneapolis, Denis & Marj Webb
Bell, Alan Byers?
Frick, Russell & Wally Orth
Sawyer, Win Nichols before front wheels were changed
PH high wheeler, Dave Thompson
After that I can't make them out.
I think you are right on the time line.

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Just came across these pictures again and they have absolutely nothing to do with SteamEra. But I just know that Robert bin Sawyer will enjoy them and know exactly where they are from. Maybe it will take his mind off past loves from Milton!??!
Frueliche Weinachten!
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Hey, there is a Corner Gas marathon on tonight, starting a 7.

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Jason Searson sent me these pictures to post on here. They show a 110 Case at SteamEra in the early 1980s. I assume this is Mr. Junior Christian's outfit? But Jason will maybe have more to say about it as he must be the little punk in all the pictures! He has come a long way from a snot-nosed kid in the 80s to Mr. President of the Western Ontario Threshers in the 2000's
Thanks for sending the photos Mr. President!
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Onkel G,

I remember that little kid.....sure wish I could find the picture of him "swimming" in front of the grandstand at Wauseon many many moons ago......

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Beth,
It is amazing how "that kid" has changed now that he is an old man - you almost have to line him up with a fence post just to be able to tell whether or not he is moving!
So!??! It turns out I still have a few brain cells that are firing as I stumbled across a picture in the Nov/Dec 1985 Iron-Men Album of the flat car load I saw heading west of Ross Johnson's collection! It all went to Davenport, California - Buffalo-Springfield roller, Bucyrus-Erie shovel, PH engine, Cat 60!
Also, from the Aug/Sept 1986 Engineers and Engines, the story of Mr. Christian's 110 Case tour! The picture is at SteamEra with Dennis Webb in the cab and John Calder posing in front - two well known Ontario steam men of the day!
The story was about them doing 5 shows that summer - Greenville, Ohio; Rushville, Indiana; Dover, Ohio; Milton, Ontario; and Richland County, Ohio!!!
Here's the little story as written by Bob Clarke, Ross' dad:
"This year, 1985, was the ... 25th Anniversary of SteamEra ...As a special attraction ... we decided to invite Junior Christian to bring his 1913 110 Case steam traction engine and participate in our activities.
What a wise choice this was! The majority of the people in this very urban area of Ontario have never seen a steamer of this size and power and all were enthralled as Junior put it through its paces.
This writer has had some experience in the restoration field and I feel I can truly say with some authority that Junior's restoration job on this engine is absolutely letter perfect; and work it did. If he didn't have it busy on the sawmill, it was busy showing its stuff on the baker fan.
Junior was kind and patient in answering many, many repetitious questions that came from the public at shows such as this.
For any organization wishing to present a special attraction at their event, I highly recommend Junior and his 110 Case."
Strong praise from a fine man, Bob Clarke!
Merry Christmas,
Onkel G.
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110 Case picture is from 1990 Steam-Era. Engine beside is (was) my 20HP Goodison. Tom Cobo was running it that weekend. Goodison now part of collection at Ont Steam Heritage Museun in Puslinch Ontario.

Second Picture is also 1990. Same Goodison in background beside 68 Sawyer Massey.
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Jason Searson sent me these pictures to post on here. They show a 110 Case at SteamEra in the early 1980s. I assume this is Mr. Junior Christian's outfit? But Jason will maybe have more to say about it as he must be the little punk in all the pictures! He has come a long way from a snot-nosed kid in the 80s to Mr. President of the Western Ontario Threshers in the 2000's
Thanks for sending the photos Mr. President!
G.
Hi Uncle G..
Thanks for putting these on for me.I had to get going for Christmas or i would of replied earlier.That was Junior's out fit and dad and i made a special trip to Milton just to see such a big engine.O and about the snot nose kid i will be running into you sometime.:
Anyway hope you had a nice Christmas and have a good New Years ok. Mr President
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Thankyou G for the kind words on Dad.
I don't remember ever seeing that writing before.
Dad had a way with words which I think he got from his mother who was a published author and newspaper columnist.
I miss him greatly and was thinking of him yesterday when I found the tarp that was supposed to be on the R Rumely lying on the ground, uncovered from the snow by all the rain.
He would not have been pleased with me.

Steam Era 1985 was probably one of the best shows we ever had and it almost did not happen!
I flew home from Winnipeg the weekend before in order to help out set up the show. It was to be a big event as it was the 25th show, Sawyer Massey was being featured, Dad and John D. were trying to get 30 steam engines etc.
Well it started to rain the weekend before the show and it didn't quit until Wed or Thurs.
There was talk of cancelling or postponing the show because the fairgounds was a soup bowl.
But things started to dry.
Jack Arthur Sr. hooked onto the big Sawyer Massey Roller they had brought in with Fred Ruddle's 4WD Cockshutt and started rolling the infield.
Not much moved Friday, but by Saturday things were not too bad.

I remember being up around the grandstand area when I saw a float come in with a BIG engine on it. It was a Case but it looked awful large. Right behind it was a pickup with the cab.
It was Junior.
This was the first time I had seen a 110 on a truck.
Dad and Junior became very good friends and visted each other a number of times before Dad left us.
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