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Steam Thresher Wanted


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Old 08-06-2007, 08:01:38 PM
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100 years ago steam threshers were used to pull two towns together to form Munday, Texas. We would like to buy one for our park. It would not have to run. Can anyone identify the make and/or model of the thresher in this photo? Does anyone know where we could find one? The pictures are from that historic event.

Karen Longan, Keep Munday Beautiful President
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Old 08-06-2007, 08:56:59 PM
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A case engine. What you are interested in is a steam traction engine not a thresher. Might be one out there with a beyond hope boiler that would be avaiable for static display. Good luck. Would be intersting to hear more of this story.
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Old 08-07-2007, 12:31:34 PM
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I Agree the one with the Headlight is a pre 1911 short smoke box Case.... The other Not So Sure... Maybe a Bufalo Pitts...????
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Old 08-07-2007, 01:50:15 PM
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I think it looks like an older 15hp(45) Case. judging form the height of the rear wheel.
we have a complete 60 engine here. if you could find a boiler on wheels to put it on. or you coulld at least make a portable if nothing else
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Could the one on the left be an Advance? I see a Waters governor very far forward (In true Advance style) and Advance did experiment with rectangular head tanks, although I've never seen one quite this shallow. However I've never seen one quite this shallow on any engine.

Colin is correct about that other one being a 15hp Case.
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Old 08-07-2007, 02:02:38 PM
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100 years ago steam threshers were used to pull two towns together to form Munday, Texas. We would like to buy one for our park. It would not have to run. Can anyone identify the make and/or model of the thresher in this photo? Does anyone know where we could find one? The pictures are from that historic event.

Karen Longan, Keep Munday Beautiful President
Karen,
What were the two town's names the steam engines pulled together to make Mundy?
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Old 08-07-2007, 02:07:49 PM
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If the engine from Six Flags Over Texas could be located that would be a possibility.
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Are you guys shure, that looks like a 20 (60) HP case to me. Judging from the men around it is to tall for a 15.
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Are you guys shure, that looks like a 20 (60) HP case to me. Judging from the men around it is to tall for a 15.
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I think the driver wheels are too short for a 20hp. The 15s have that shorter wheel, but the same size hub as the 20s. It always helps to scale those short drivers when comparing to the flywheel too. The flywheels are the same on both tool. My guess is the man beside the front wheel is just a little height challenged?
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jmathews,
I decided to put some pictures on of the two different driver wheels. My wife is height challenged, beside our 15hp Case. Compare the driver height to the flywheels.



This is a brand new 20hp Case with the tall driver wheels.
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Old 08-07-2007, 03:05:46 PM
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What were the two town's names the steam engines pulled together to make Mundy?
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The original town of Munday, built in what is now West Munday, was here first with a post office, general store, etc. When the railroad surveyed farther east (1000 yards) new stores sprang up there. There was resentment between "East Town" and "West Town". A Methodist preacher named Parson Hanks devised the plan to move West Town to meet the east. Since the West Towners had to move, the East Towners paid for the move. The buildings were put on skids, breakables were placed on the floor, and the engines, mules and horses did the rest.

We have a saying that, "We've been pullin' together ever since."

Karen
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Old 08-07-2007, 03:12:43 PM
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I am very excited to get these responses from people who know so much about the "tractors" in our photograph! I'm a school teacher who's never been around anything bigger than a riding lawn mower. I want to share this information with members of our group. Then we will begin the process of looking to buy one. We will start a large landscaping project near the edge of town next year and thought this would make a great focal point there if not used for the park.
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Karen, 2 towns that come to mind, with engines in their town squares, are Mt Pleasant Iowa, and Pawnee Ok. I don't think either is complete, but they do make a nice addition. And if you get one, it would be nice too, especialy with a plaque denoting the historical connotation of the engine, in regards the town "pulling together".
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I think the driver wheels are too short for a 20hp. The 15s have that shorter wheel, but the same size hub as the 20s. It always helps to scale those short drivers when comparing to the flywheel too. The flywheels are the same on both tool. My guess is the man beside the front wheel is just a little height challenged?
Gary
Gary are your eyes good enough to see if the front wheels are 42" tall, and not 44?

Heres a very old 15Hp on a post card
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the dome ahead is odd. it must be about a 1900 or 1901 model
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Colin,

Don't you have a spare basket case, CASE, up there? Not a parts pile that could be put to good use elsewhere?

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Old 08-07-2007, 06:23:39 PM
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Don't you have a spare basket case, CASE, up there? Not a parts pile that could be put to good use elsewhere?
Where's the Medina engine when you need it?

(Did I just say that? No way. I didn't say that....not me! What did I say? No, no, no, no.....not the Medina referral again!)

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Craig here: MINUS 7,690 points for Mark..........CRIPES you're gonna have to be good for a LOOOOONG time! ) LOL
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But you did Mark. You know better!

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Where's the Medina engine when you need it?

(Did I just say that? No way. I didn't say that....not me! What did I say? No, no, no, no.....not the Medina referral again!)

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With what 110 parts are worth, you're talking about an extremely expensive "yard ornament"!

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Gary are your eyes good enough to see if the front wheels are 42" tall, and not 44?

Heres a very old 15Hp on a post card
http://______________/Pre-1915-Real-...QQcmdZViewItem
the dome ahead is odd. it must be about a 1900 or 1901 model
Colin,
The front wheels look like 42"ers to me. The cylinder head looks like the 9" X 10" size too. I couldn't get your "Earl" to work. A part of the "stuff" (sorry Craig) is lacking.
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Old 08-07-2007, 10:12:51 PM
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I am very interested in the debate back and forth about the models and makes. If it helps, this event took place in 1904. That should narrow the possible models.

Karen
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