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This was a picture taken near Pownell, Montana, with Square Butte in the background in the Judith Basin. It shows a 30-60 Pioneer, a Big Four, a fuel truck - possibly Avery, A Z-? Peerless steamer, a 40 Reeves steamer and last but not least - a 40-65 Reeves gas tractor. The outfit belonged to Len Chapin. The pictures were taken in 1917, during WWI and all have US flags flying on them.
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This is a picture of the JW Schnitzer farm on the Montana highline and the late Austin Monk let me copy his original. It shows a 40-80 and three 30-60 Aultman Taylor gas tractors. There is a Waterloo Boy at the right and the crew is posing around JW's Franklin air cooled automobile.

The second picture is of the Campbell Farms, the world's largest wheat farms in the world - at that time, plowing a section of land with fourteen 30-60 Aultman Taylor tractors in a single day. This was taken near Hardin, Montana. It was an A&T publicity stunt and they advertized, "No stops due to the tractors."
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The middle tractor in the earlier post is a Minneapolis instead of a Flour City. Keven

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The middle tractor in the earlier post is a Minneapolis instead of a Flour City. Keven

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You are exactly right. If you go to my gallery, that is what I had there and I know the difference. I apologize for that. My wife was in the hospital for suspected stroke and I did that at midnight or thereabouts. Thanks for catching my error.
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That is ok I like all the pictures you have been posting. I did go through your gallery today also very nice. I hope your wife is doing ok. Also do you have the early issues of E & E?There is a picture of a Highwheeler Reeves that is supposed to be 32 h.p. sept. 1955 & dec. 1955. Keven
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That is ok I like all the pictures you have been posting. I did go through your gallery today also very nice. I hope your wife is doing ok. Also do you have the early issues of E & E?There is a picture of a Highwheeler Reeves that is supposed to be 32 h.p. sept. 1955 & dec. 1955. Keven
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I know which pictures you speak of and one of them is in my gallery. Reeves never built a 32 hp Highwheeler. They were of a 20 hp. I also have another picture of that same prototype at the E-B Reeves factory in my Highwheeler photos. My wife is doing mch better than she was two days ago. Thanks for asking,
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I did notice the Highwheeler in your picture gallery as one of the pictures from E & E was just curious if was a 20 or 32. Keven
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I did notice the Highwheeler in your picture gallery as one of the pictures from E & E was just curious if was a 20 or 32. Keven
Keven,
I know which the other photo is you speak of and they are both 20 hp Reeves engines. Since I was looking through my gallery for the two pictures below, I found both of the pictures you speak of that were like the ones in Engineers & Engines. E-B Reeves only built the Highwheeler in the 16 hp and 20 hp. The 16 hp used 90" wheels originally contracted for the 25-50 hp Reeves gas tractor and the 20 hp Highwheeler used wheels originally contracted for the 40-65 Reeves gas tractor.

So Craig doesn't move this to the steam side, I am posting a couple of photos that turn things back to "Steam Men With Gas". The first photo is of John Tysse Jr.'s 25-50 Reeves gas tractor. This is the soul survivor of that gas tractor, as far as I have been told. The second picture is of a 40-65 hp Reeves and is of Chady Atteberry's father. That is also a Reeves separator and the brass radiator Model T Ford make Chady's and my blood rush!

The third photo is one from the Haston L. St. Clair's collection and shows a Reeves gas engine prototype taken at the Reeves factory and Marshall Truman Reeves is the man standing on the left, on the ground. I do not know what this engine was supposed to be... A 25-50 or 40-65 Reeves GAS? The operator stood forward at a mid mounted steering wheel on the 40-65 and this man is standing at the wheel in a rear placement. I have not seen another Reeves gas engine with this same front mounted radiator either. I am unable to decipher whether the rear wheels are 90" or 96", which would likely tell the truth about the picture. Note the white tarp or dropcloth behind the tractor, on the building, to improve the photo.
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The first picture is of my Grandpa Yaeger's second 30-60 Aultman-Taylor gas tractor, threshing in Montana's Judith Basin. This was taken in 1918, the year it was new and Johnny Tresch was the operator, Ina McMillan and Clo Yaeger were the "cook car" girls. Ina married my uncle Frank Yaeger three years later.

The second picture is of seven of the Campbell Farm's 30-60s parked in a row.

The third picture is of four Campbell Farm's 30-60 Aultman-Taylors pulling binders near Hardin, Montana.

The last picture is of an early square radiator 30-60 A&T threshing near Lewistown in Montana's Judith Basin.
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How about some Rumely Oilpulls today? I don't know "Jack" about Rumely Oilpull tractors, but I am grateful for any information you send regarding them. The first picture was taken near Moore, Montana in the Judith Basin. Ralph Simpson is in the cab and his son Ward is in the foreground.


The second picture shows Jim Philpott's Oilpull hooked to a disk plow near Buffalo, Montana, also in the Judith Basin.

This third picture is of my wife's paternal grandfather, Jefferson Davis Simpson, near Moore, Montana and the Oilpull is believed to be grinding feed in the winter time. Jeff was a first cousin to Ulysses Simpson Grant and a second cousin to Jefferson Davis.

This fourth photo is of John Odegaard's 30-60 Model E, near Roy, Montana, in the Judith Basin
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More Rumely Oilpull stuff. The first one is Jim Philpott's Oilpull with a threshing machine, near Buffalo, Montana in the Judith Basin.



The next photo is of the King Ranch's late style Oilpull on Ross Fork Creek of the Judith River, near Lewistown, Montana


The next picture shows a 30-60 farming on Montana's Smith River country, near White Sulphur Springs.


The last photo is of an "Oilpull Oil" tin sign that used to be nailed to fence posts in the Moore, Montana area of the Judith Basin. The late Eugene Heil, former manager of the Moore Farmer's Oil Company found a box of new signs years ago, in the rafters, and I got this one from there.
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The first picture is of the late Oscar O. Cooke's 35-70 Nichols & Shepard.



Ths second picture I took at the 1992 Antique Acres show at Cedar Falls, IA and shows a Fordson-Haiss conversion to tracks.


The third picture was taken years ago at the Leo Horan farm near Buffalo, Montana and shows a 30-60 Hart Parr "Old Reliable" pulling a wooden combined harvester. I met Leo in 1956 and he had three Hart Parr 30-60s setting there, all missing their radiators, but otherwise quite complete but rusted and seized. I remember telling the late Clarence Harsch about them at a later 1950s steam show and I believe he eventually bought all of them.


I am friends with Guy Willson Jr. at Moore, Montana. His father owned this 40-70 Imperial at Vergille, Montana. The late Ted Worrall took this picture and was quite a tractor catalog collector and used to tell me he had "a pickup load" of them.
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New Rockford still has an Imperial, like the one pictured here. Also had one of the "Old Reliable" Hart Parrs. I didn't see the O.R. this past year, anybody know where it's at?
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A Minneapolis (I believe) 25-50 on Montana's highline, on the belt.


This picture is of Charles V. Olmstead on a 4 wheel drive tractor he manufactured at Great Falls, Montana.
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A couple of Ford car-tractor conversions. The first is taken at Chena Hot Springs, Alaska and is a Model T conversion and kind of a unique one.



This one is a Model A Ford conversion that belongs to John Edgerton at Bigfork, Montana. It was a Montgomery-Wards catalog unit.
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Gary, What brand did Charles Olmstead put on his 4WD tractor that you pictured here?
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Gary, What brand did Charles Olmstead put on his 4WD tractor that you pictured here?
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He went by Olmstead, as far as I know. At work, I have a picture of the one Oscar Cooke used to own.
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This is an improved model of the Olmstead 4 wheel drive tractor built at Great Falls, Montana. I'll try to remember to send a picture of Oscar Cooke's out tomorrow when I am back at work. Big Bud and Olmstead are the two only tractors I know of that were manufactured in any numbers in Montana. I have a picture of the Big Bud 747 at Big Sandy, Montana in my gallery. It is the largest tractor ever produced, or at least it was at the time of production.
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Three more pictures... The first shows a 30-60 Pioneer tractor pulling a homesteader's shack near Roy, Montana in 1913.


The second shows the late Mort Christensen plowing with his 40-65 Minneapolis near Conrad, Montana.


The third shows my great uncle Robert Hamilton plowing near Salt Creek, west of Winifred, Montana, with his 40 Hart Parr three wheel tractor.
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Is that Imperial in your earlier post still around? Keven
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