Please see www.marksmachineshopllc.com for the latest on the American Plowman tractor project!
Welcome to the Anderson of Rosholt website
Above is my 1919 Model T Touring car. Below is my 1927 Model T Tudor.
Then I made the mistake of seeing one just like this in an old photo album my Grandma kept that Mom was going through.......a 1925 Dodge Business Sedan.......
THEN I kept thinking about my first car, a 1959 Chevrolet Biscayne, which I always loved and needed to do something about that so........
I don't know how many years it's been since I drove a car that rides like this one........maybe it's the only car I ever had that rides so nice........
Here is my recently purchased 1965 Mustang with a 200 ci straight 6 and 3 on the floor.
OK........down to business.......
The business was established by my grandfather, John S. Anderson, a Norwegian immigrant, in 1938. It became a full time enterprise and 1942 was the first year books were kept so we used that year as the "founding" year. Operated by my parents, John (Jack) and Delores, from 1961-1987 from whom I bought the business in 1988 and sold May 1, 2009. So.......while Anderson Machine is no more the tradition will continue and so will this site.
We never were just an ordinary Machine and Welding Shop. More about that later. We were a 3rd generation family owned business and I want to give you the opportunity to learn about some of the things we did and which Mark will continue to do.
After nearly 70 years and three generations of continuous Anderson family ownership the time came to turn over the reins to someone new. The business was sold to our former employee and friend MARK OKSIUTA. I'm pleased and happy to announce the shop will continue to operate under new ownership in the capable hands of our former employee, Mark. This was Mark's first place of employment after high school. He literally cut his machine shop and welding teeth here and stayed with us for 28 years.
Here's Mark and his wife Deb.
Mark operates as MARK'S MACHINE SHOP LLC and he has his own website:
Mark's wife, Debra, is an independent real estate agent and she handled the transfer of the business. If you need a real estate agent I know you will be pleased with Deb as well! As a broker and 26 years experience, she will continue to give her sellers and customers great service!!! A name you know, A name you can trust.
There are images in the JUST PICS gallery which opens in a new page when you click the red box in the image gallery at the lower left corner. This gallery will be deactivated soon due to security risks so if there's anything you want to save.......do it soon.
We were, primarily, a farm oriented business providing parts and repairs for farm equipment. Through the years we remained a shop dealing mainly with "walk in" trade and many of our customers were still farmers.
We continued to repair all types of farm and forestry equipment, make automotive drive shafts and pretty much anything our customers brought us, we were never real familiar with the word "no" unless it was a repair that just wasn't practical and sometimes we did those too! I have been tractor crazy my entire life and I discovered old engines some years ago. By necessity we learned the ins and outs of these old contraptions and over the years my hobbies grew into an integral part of the business and we have been privileged to have worked on many rare tractors and engines.
WHAT SET US APART FROM MANY OTHER SHOPS? We understood and liked how these things work........as does Mark.
Here I am at my favorite machine.......the South Bend lathe my grandfather bought new in 1938. It was line shaft driven originally but was converted to 3 phase electric and belt driven through a British Hillman transmission. I'm multitasking here........turning a piece and yakking on the phone.......
You may contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
My "jobs" NOW.......
Here I am at Faith Lutheran Church at our Britson D220LRT digital organ which I love!
And here I am at St. Adalbert Catholic Church at the big ol' Hammond.
Since the age of 15 (I'm 63 now) I have been a Church organist. For the first 15 years I served Faith Lutheran Congregation but at that time was called on to "fill in" at Saint Adalbert Church here in Rosholt as well and 33 years later I'm STILL filling in. :-). Below are 2 Windows WMV videos of me at my OTHER job. The first video is a high powered Postlude. It runs for 1:25. The second is a rendition of "It is Well With My Soul" and runs for 2:49. I hope you like them.
POSTLUDE "The Heavens Declare"
It is Well With My Soul
Here are the Audio files only in much smaller downloads....195kb for the first and 378kb for the second.
"The Heavens Declare Audio Only"
"It is Well With My Soul Audio Only"
I FINALLY got around to uploading what I think is my favorite song ever. It is titled Sanctus (Holy Holy) and written by an Estonian composer, Urmas Sisask. This audio only file plays for 3:50 minutes. GET MY VERSION OF THE SANCTUS HERE
I also found it on youtube. It is a beautiful piece of music and here it is:
When you're finished looking around HERE, I have some other places for you to visit.
As long as I'm on the church thing here's our church site too:
FAITH and NEW HOPE
My OTHER favorite place to visit is Harry Matthews' site which is devoted to ALL lovers of old iron and where I am Chief Moderator.
Check out my youtube channel for videos of many of our projects and more:.................................... MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL
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