Bob Johnson, of Rossville, Ga., is working on a commission from the Smithsonian Institution to help duplicate much of the machinery that was shown at the philadelphia Centennial of 1876.
The Smithsonian plans to use several of Johnson's restored steam engines and steam. operated machines, according to a dispatch by the Associated Press. His steam-operated machines include an orchestrion, a musical apparatus something like a player piano but more complex.
Johnson operates the 'Whistles in the Woods' museum near Ringgold. We hope to have a more extensive article about him, with pictures, in a later issue.