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Posted 7 years ago

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Found in a box with old stuff from our family. I would like to know the years they had this machine? The back as a name?

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  1. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
    Beautiful photograph-- it dates from about 1895- 1910.

  2. toolate2 toolate2, 7 years ago
    Looks like a steam tractor. Check out this link:
  3. filmnet filmnet, 7 years ago
    WOW I have never herd of this camera company before. i have had 2 4/5 view camera years ago
  4. walksoftly walksoftly, 7 years ago
    It is a steam roller not a steam tractor, steam rollers had wide flat lug less wheels to pack with, note the scraper on the front of the rear wheels. Also if you look closely in the left background there appears to be clay water pipes. I would say they are packing the street after pipe installation.
  5. walksoftly walksoftly, 7 years ago
    Check out this video of a Buffalo Springfield Roller
  6. filmnet filmnet, 7 years ago
    My wife's great great grandmother lived here from 1870-1918, her second husband was the water commissioner in our town 1875-1904, he must have gotten this print. Early in the 1880s he put wood pipes in the ground. My 1918 the water here was the best around here and was send on ships to England
  7. toolate2 toolate2, 7 years ago
    Wow, sounds like mystery solved! This is such a great site!!
  8. packrat-place packrat-place, 7 years ago
    can you imagine trying to change a wheel on that beast!

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