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Keck Gonnerman Q & A


Since there has been some questions on Keck engines in another thread, I thought I would just start...

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Old 03-28-2006, 04:32 PM
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Back again to correct...

Steam school in St.Louis... Geeeeezzzzzz... I ment Springfield...

Thank you Craig...

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HalfKeck, here are the pics. of Devin's 18 horse SSG Keck # 1446 with the wide wheels. This engine originally had the round spoke wheels but was later refitted with the wide wheels per the customer's request. Next time you are up this way, we'll go and see it as he lives nearby.
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Suden 1, in Norbeck's book, on the first page of Keck Gonnerman, there is a picture of an engine at the Miami Valley Steam Threshers Asso. show at London, Ohio. It further says it is owned by V.O. Tilton & Son of Lima, Ohio. It also says this engine was built in 1901. It doesn't have the serial number listed or horse power. I can't make out the serial number in the pic. By observation, it has a tapered stack, hmmmm, a rebuild, perhaps? Of course this was as of 1984, the year the book was published. If someone over Ohio way knows of this engine, please let us know.
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KGC1615 me and my cousin own the engine that you are talking about in Norbeck's book. the engine no# is 1814 and it is a 22 horse.It is now in Illinois
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OK, I'm confused. Keck engine #1814 was made in 1926 and is a 22 horse. Was Norbeck's book a misprint on the date and size? BTW, I see where 1814 originally had the "U" tanks. Do you still have it or any pics. of it? I'm thinking about putting a "U" tank on my no number 20 horse when I get that far. Also, #1814 originally went to Lynnville, IN. where I work, not far from home.
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HalfKeck, here are the pics. of Devin's 18 horse SSG Keck # 1446 with the wide wheels. This engine originally had the round spoke wheels but was later refitted with the wide wheels per the customer's request. Next time you are up this way, we'll go and see it as he lives nearby.
Tom
I met Devin at the Keck-Gonnerman Assoc show last summer. I remember spotting this engine and having to study it awhile before I figured out that it has the "wrong" wheels. He told me about them being replaced at the factory because the owner needed more flotation on sandy soil.
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I have a question for all you Ky, Tn, and southern Indiana boys out there.... but first the story..... I had a good friend from Madisonville Ky that send me pictures of a K&G engine that a friend of his had found in the woods...it appears to be smaller I would say approx 16hp - 18Hp single sidemount...it was sitting in a wooded area and the top had collapsed on one side... it also had a JI Case steam gauge on it. I have pics of it and was wondering if this struck a cord with any of you southern gentlemen. I thought that a elderly lady owned it and refused to sell it at that time. Do any of you know of this engine and if it has been restored ? Just wondering. I might be able to take a different tack and get some more info on it. I would like to see it restored by someone. I could email some photos as well.
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It doesn't ring a bell with me. Can you send me some pics. or post them here.
HalfKeck, how about you?
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Remember that long promised "tour" of engines we are supposed to go on? I think that this may be one of the engines. It still is NOT for sale last I heard, though the tour director may shed more light on it when we see him Friday
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KG1615 at the Derting/Blount auction, Larry G was talking about the differences in the Broderick and Brennan boilers, and that the boiler they had there was one or the other, just wondering how he could tell, what the differences are etc...
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Travis

How much did the KG thresher go for at the Blount auction - as well as the other threshers? Wish I could have been there - something about getting ready to plant corn gets in the way this time of year.

Keep me posted about going to Wauseon - if you go I may make the trip out

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Well they sold four K-G threshers there, and I thought the steal of the day was the wooden thresher that sold for like six or eight hundred. They had a little one next to it that the Amish bought that went up to twelve hundred or so from what I remember. KG 1615 might recall some prices as well.

About Wauseon, we are still considering it, waiting to get some issues resolved. Why don't you spring one loose from your fleet and bring it? They are looking for another half scale or two to show up. I can help with some transportation issues if you need any assistance. Would be good to steam up like the old days again, the Doug and Doug show
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Default Re: Keck Gonnerman Q & A

updated thresher prices: Another attendee called and I quizzed him on what he remembered the prices were:

small K-G thresher 1700.00
36-58 K-G thresher 800.00
wooden K-G thresher 600.00
small K-G thresher 1200.00
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4 KG THRESHERS - I must not have got an updated sale bill as I only saw 1.

Seems like fair prices - were they in good shape. The pic I saw looked OK

Far as Wauseon - Dad will be out of town that weekend so we could not bring the Baker. Grandpas is needing a fix before it can go again.

Hard to believe 150Gs for the Reeves. Just think what a nice double rear KG could bring. That limey got a steal a couple years ago for a DSG
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Steal the keys to the Baker, he'll never know unless you scratch the paint...
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Wauseon is just up the road from Swanton where they were made....just tell your Dad that it needed to check out its ancestors!
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updated thresher prices: Another attendee called and I quizzed him on what he remembered the prices were:

small K-G thresher 1700.00
36-58 K-G thresher 800.00
wooden K-G thresher 600.00
small K-G thresher 1200.00
What did the K-G boiler go for? It came complete with wasps!
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It had been sold to a K-G man a few years ago. It and the wasps were already owned by someone else, just not moved yet.
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It had been sold to a K-G man a few years ago. It and the wasps were already owned by someone else, just not moved yet.
Really?! It had a sale tag on it....hope it didn't sell in error!

It was great to meet the person behind the posts.....we'll work on the NTA details!

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Halfkeck

Interesting KG tool for sale on Ebay. Glad our engine is #1584 and does not have the problem of the 1600 series. It looks like it could go with a Kase - wasn't that standard issue with them. Just In Case

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Its a good thing that it isn't needed to pull that 1584 I agree, a lot of weight to pull ...

Case comes next year, already planning
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