Random mutterings, observations, and comments on what ever comes to mind. Photos will be posted.
That's what they call an oldie but goodie. Nice photos!
What a cool old machine. I like the first shot best but they are both great.
What an awesome machine. It must have taken a lot of work to use something like that properly.
It did take a great deal of work to use a steam traction engine, about 6-8 men and at least two teams of horses pulling water and fuel wagons. That doesn't count the men and horses servicing the thrashing machine, perhaps another dozen people. It was a team effort. But it was faster and more efficient than the hand labor involved prior to steam power.
You do find wonderful old equipment to photograph. Nice.
This is an early steam traction engine, but not the very first of them. Note that it is reverse flue that is only found on the early engines. This engine is only about 19 years after the Civil War.
Love that first shot, the colors and shapes are wonderful.