Hello to all, I'm Brice Adams.
Above is an image of myself at the business end of my
just aquired Huber 16 steam traction engine. It was
purchased December 5th, 1998 at Corydon, IN at the estate auction of a well
known steam and antique tractor collector who had passed away a few years
The purpose of this page is to chronicle the events which I hope
will culminate in the eventual resurrection through the ultimate post restoration
firing of #8213.
These images record some of the day's events surrounding my aquiring
At far left is the HUBER 16 as it
sat quietly in the cool Indiana morning air. Although under roof at this
point, it is very obvious that it had spent many years enduring the elements
The center image is myself in my favorite floppy tan hat speaking
to one of the original owners grandsons. Family and friends of the owner
were, and am sure will continue to be, valuable sources of information.
Information both technical and sentimental. Both valuable resources.
The image at right is again an impromtu information gathering
session. The fellow in the bib overall's is Joe Graziana who has already
been of great assistance as he was very well acquainted with both the owner
and the engine itself. In the background, as I'm sure you're all curious,
is a Keck-Gonnerman 18HP engine. This engine, however, was not offered for
sale, although numerous inquiries as to its eventual status continue to
The Day of Delivery
The left image depicts the engine after its delivery. Standing
with me (center) is Kent Honeycutt (right) and brother steam enthusiast
John Byers (left).
Center photo is myself, again speaking to John Byers (left) regarding
the engineers end of the Huber. A topic which will
be discussed and depicted to great extent later.
Right photo is Kent Honeycutt (right) and myself discussing the
Huber traction and differential gearing. Crouching
to get out of the way, is the young son of a friend, Chance Lowry. Notice
the wheel tracks at front of the engine. The ground was somewhat moist,
but nonetheless, depicts the weight and magnitude of this project.
Huber 16 Components page
Huber 16 Delivery page
Dunmyer's Old Engine Page
Traction Engine Pages
397 Web Page
Ruble's 22HP Minn. Steam Trac. Restoration
Dockstader - Valve Gear on the Computer
Brice Adams (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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