Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/10/05

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Subject: [Leica] A new album
From: pdzwig at (Peter Dzwig)
Date: Tue Oct 5 15:30:57 2004
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Douglas M. Sharp wrote:

> Peter Dzwig schrieb:
>> To finish up - can anyone tell me exactly what this is please?
>> SURELY someone on the LUG has the expertise!!!!
>> All:  IIIf 5cm f1.5 Summarit Kodak T400CN
>> Your comments are as always welcome. Thanks for taking the time to look.
>> Peter Dzwig
> What it is is easy Peter.
> A stationary steam engine, they were pulled along to where they were 
> needed by horses, just like hitching a portable generator behind a 
> Landrover  today. 

Mainly used for powering threshing machines, balers or
> beet-cutters, sometimes in mobile saw-mills too.The expense of having 
> your own thresher was often defrayed by itinerant threshing companies 
> with traction engines travelling from farm to farm pulling a whole a 
> full range of harvesting equipment. 

this was set up as a thresher I think; there was a steam powered saw mill, 
cutting tree-trunks longitudinally nearby. This one just caught my eye.

Ploughing teams with 2 colossal
> Fowler ploughing engines, which pulled heavy ploughs on a wire rope 
> between them across a field (then moving up for the next set of furrows) 
> were also common in the area I was born.
> Though it is more than likely that this machine would have been used on 
> a private farm.

Almost certainly from the context of the show.
> It looks to be an english construction, (Ransome, Garrett or Burell?), 
> and more likely coal-fired than wood or straw. Most of the straw burners 
> had spark arresters on the funnel.

Don't remember whether it was burning straw or not.  It was the make that I 
most interested in.
> I'll take a look in my reference stuff tomorrow, maybe there's something 
> in there.


> cheers
> Douglas
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