Random mutterings, observations, and comments on what ever comes to mind. Photos will be posted.
The machine age moves forward.
Or maybe here in South Dakota the machine age is actually moving backwards. As is photography. Where is the color? Actually I like these. It's better to see them on the computer than in a 90 degree field.
Aultman Taylor of Mansfield, Ohio was a manufacture of steam traction engines (steam tractors) in the 19th Century. In 1910 they began to produce this gas tractor called the 30-60. That is 30 drawbar and 60 belt horsepower, however the Nebraska tests showed it produced 58 drawbar and 80 belt horsepower. It weighed 25,000 lbs, and could pull 9,000 lbs. These machines were used in road building, plowing prairie, running thrashers and saw mills. Last made in 1924 when the company was purchased by Advance Rumley, who was later purchased by Allis Chalmers.
I love to look at old machines.
Great compositions for the B&W theme!Love old machines!
I love these photos. Old but still working machinery is very pleasing.
Great photos of these big old machines.
Thanks for sharing these great old-timey pics, Grant. You're capturing my family's central IA farming history! Mom and Dad Norb & Ceil Wiederin would've loved these wonderful shots. I hope you'll keep shooting and sharing.
Hi Kathy, welcome to my blog. Thanks for the comment. Please check back as you never know if you might find something interesting.
OH MY! That's an old timer!
Great shots in B&W! Especially I like the second one!
Nice photos of these old machines!
Great photos of the old machines in B&W!:)
What a great find this is!