The "Curtis" combine - Manufactured in 1930
The large Waukesha engine was one of the more obvious features of the 1930 Curtis Combine, designed and built by Curtis Baldwin. The implement was created by Baldwin many years before he found his way to Dawes County Nebraska and manufactured augers at a facility in Whitney.
There apparently are still a few of these machines in existence. This is a photo of one owned by Gilbert Vust, a Canadian who collects old farm implements -- particularly Allis-Chalmers, which bought out Baldwin's Gleaner Harvester Corp. many years ago, according to writer Tharran Gaines.