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Old 11-23-2011, 11:28:19 AM
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Just delivered a new Nichols & Shepard boiler to William & Ellen Smith in Wisconsin. They sure are happy. This boiler was all built out of 1/2" plate. Should last a lifetime !!!!
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Hi All; For those of you that have been to the Baraboo show, Bill is usually busy putting holes in the ground with one of the Keystone well drillers. His daughter Ellen shows the Minniehopeless that graced the cover of this year's show directory. The new boiler is definately going to a good home. To the Smith's - Congrats on your new baby! 3/4 A
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Boy that is great that he finally got it done. He was about ready to give up on ever getting it done after the experience he had with "the other guy". Last time I talked to him, he said he had plenty of help lined up to get the engine set over to the new boiler this winter.
Bill owns several nice pieces of old iron, the Nichols discussed here, the Minnie that Ellie now has, another Minnie that was his dads, the Keystone well driller, two other well drillers, a nice E Oil Pull, a Wisconsin tractor and a bunch of gas engines.
Here is a photo of Bill with Robert Hasheider. They were running Robert's Nichols shredding corn on the Nobbs farm, down around Loganville. Bill has been a mentor to a bunch of younger guys who like old iron and is known around here as a philosopher and part time well driller.
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To the new owners:

Is the boiler for a 20hp single side geared engine? Curious, what direction/provisions are going to be taken to mount the engine frame to the new boiler? From what I have seen of Bob's past work, he butt's the barrel sheet into the wrapper sheet, and since the engine frame casting has a step in the casting to offset the height difference due to the original boilers wrapper sheet being lapped onto the barrel section for riveting requirements, I'm assuming at minimum a spacer between the wrapper sheet and casting will be required? Is any eye-candy going to be added to the boiler to dress it up or will she stay as it currently looks?

Congradulations on a new replacement boiler. I'm sure it will be nice to have a fully functioning Nichols able to run at its original pressure. Please keep us abreast of the continued restoration of this project...lot's and lot's of pictures please.

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Nice boiler Bob. I'm sure the customer will be happy. You should post some pictures of a few of the may others you have done if people want eye candy.
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Just delivered a new Nichols & Shepard boiler to William & Ellen Smith in Wisconsin. They sure are happy. This boiler was all built out of 1/2" plate. Should last a lifetime !!!!
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What process(es) did you use to weld the boiler with?
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---------- Post added at 10:23 PM ---------- Previous post was at 10:19 PM ----------

I see you used SA516-70 material.
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any updates at all on this one ?
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