Sawyer-Massey Steam Engine

The 17-horsepower Sawyer-Massey traction steam engine was manufactured in Hamilton, Ontario, in 1921. This engine is equipped with a single ground drive and is just strong enough to move its own weight at very low speed. Early steam engines were hauled by draft animals from job to job during the harvest to provide power to large machines such as shingle mills and threshing machines through a belt-and-pulley system.