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Old 06-02-2007, 01:32:05 AM
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Melvin,
It's only a couple hundred miles or so to Choteau. I guess I should just go to their show this fall. There are other things I'm curious about and would like to compare with Mike & Randy's engine. Another thing is the water gauge glass arrangement. I've never seen another to compare to it either. Wouldn't you know it, I have the picture at work, but not here.
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For Kevin Small... One more 1991 Tyler picture, pulling the 42' chisel plow.



This is a picture of the wierd governor on Mike and Randy's 20hp Reeves. It doesn't show up real well, but it is mounted on the "REEVES" base, but the ball levers are hinged inside the ball, like a pocket knife blade. I just thought I'd ask again, as I've never seen another like it. I thought someone like my "distant cousin" Joe Graziana may have seen or worked on one? Does Harold Stark surf SS???



This is the governor works after being rebuilt and before I replaced it onto the engine.



I've seen this postcard on eBay several times in the last few years. I bought a copy about two years ago. It shows a 25hp double simple harvesting beans near Ventura, California. I notice they added an extra belt pulley to slow down the harvester, apparently?
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Is that a pile of vines back by the engine? Why is it there? Are they burning the vines?
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I am sure they are burning the vines, just like straw. They burn even better than straw for heat. It looks like, by the position of his arm, that the man by the engine is holding a pitchfork in it, just cropped off????

I lived in Ventura for a few years as a kid. I believe they took this picture the year before I lived there!!???!!

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Hey Melvin!

New Kingpin is installed and the Reeves is back on it's "feet"!!!!!

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Can't wait to see her out and about!!!

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Last Saturday at Wauseon West, Silver Creek USA (Helena, Montana), SmokStak-er Dave Vanek brought a picture of Warren Evans' sawmill in the Big Snowy Mountains, near Judith Gap, the upper gateway to the Judith Basin. Evans had this 25hp Reeves cross compound, a Case (maybe 75hp) and a 30hp Huber return flue as power sources in his mill. I know he had a brother who was associated with the mill for years too.

The second and third picture were from this brother's son, George, whom I met soon after moving to the Flathead Valley 25+ years ago. George wanted me to have the photos, as he recognized my fervor for steam. Not many years after I got these pictures, George was brutally murdered in one of the most horrific crime scenes our past sheriff had ever seen.

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This first picture was one loaned to SmokStak-er and also a former Judith Basin resident, David Vanek Jr. (30 Advance), by the man who bought our place when we moved here to the Flathead Valley, George Berg of Lewistown. Berg spent most of his life working in, owning and operating sawmills. He knew many of the people in the first picture. Judging from the horses and the trucks they may have been taken several years apart at Evan's mill? This picture shows the 25hp cross compound Reeves being used. I remember standing on this Reeves when it set at Merle Kenyon's "museum/post office" at Acton, Montana in the 1960s. I'd be curious where this Reeves went?



This second picture is of the Case engine in the mill. My dad worked on Evans' Huber, which had broken teeth out of the bull gearing, descending a steep hill into the mill area.



This third picture shows Evans' "tractor/trailer" logging trucks hauling logs for the mill. George Evans told me they were Dodge trucks. My guess may have been IH Six Speed Specials, as the headlights on the right one are mounted to the side of the cab, as my dad and brother's 6-Speed had, but maybe Dodge did that too?
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Before the flood in our basement in 1964, I had several magazines I'd subscribed to by the name of Steam Engines. The editor and publisher was a man by the name of Ray Campbell. I'd scanned these two pictures from the Reeves bible, or Historical Stories About Reeves Engines, by the late Haston L. St. Clair.

The first picture shows the 25hp cc Reeves Ray engineered in his younger years. The second picture is of him in the steerman's seat.
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Fellow SmokStak-er Gary K sent this picture of the Danielson Family's 25hp Reeves double simple at Rollag taken in 2006. Notice the Gould balanced valves that were added in early years.
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G Willikers...
This thread drowned on the ocean floor, but I think there is still a heartbeat? I put this picture here, as I love IHC highwheel Auto Buggys, as this circa 1907 one Farquhar took a picture of at Booneville in 1996. My reason for putting it here is the 20hp double simple or 25hp cross compound Reeves in the background. Does anyone have the correct horsepower and know anymore about it? (Help me Melvin!) I have a black and white picture of it in my things that belonged to Haston St. Clair, but I don't thing it had any information on it either? I notice it has a flywheel on the left side of this engine, which I think is from a rotating water pump? If I find that picture, I'll put it here. Thanks again for the pictures, David!
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Gary the reeves in question is a 20hp ds sn6635 still owned by Louis Kruger.
the engine is by pilot grove MO. it has not been to the booneville show sence
they moved to the new show grounds.
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