Portable Steam Engine, 1877. Portable steam engines provided belting power on farms to run threshing machines, circular saws, etc. This Frick model steam engine operated regularly from 1877 to 1949.
Building Hay Stacks
The figure shows how Raymond's Elevator is mounted for stack building. These poles need not be so heavy as when three poles alone are used. They are kept from being drawn over toward each other in elevating heavy loads, by lashing the lower end of each outer pole to a strong sake, driven into the ground obliquely, by first making a hole with a crow-bar. OIt is convenient to place the two pole tripodssufficiently from each other to give room for the stack, or rick,and to allow the wagon to pass within them.
The elevator first lifts its load, then carries it along the rope till the man on the load drops it by a jerk of the cord.
Dedericks Hay Press
One of the best hay presses in the country is one manufactured by L. & P.K Dederick, Albany, and represented in the engraving. It is worked by one or two horses, operating with great force by means of the arms on each side, which ar e connected with toggle joint levers. The hay is thrown in from the upper platform and when reduced to compact bales, by means of the powerful force which this press gives, is taken out at the lower.