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678 Livingston street, Burlington, Wisconsin

After reading your magazines, I always come back to an article written by Mr. Edward Hutsel in the July-August issue on Page 2. So I will pop off with a few words, then I may feel better.

Mr. Hutsel doesn't seem to agree with Mr. LeRoy Blaker at all.

1. LeRoy is right in every way about the Marsh and the Case Wolf valve gear. Mr. Hutsel also seems to think as do some other men that the Advance clear sounding exhaust indicates an economical and very powerful engine.

2. Again Mr. Hutsel doesn't agree with LeRoy about 'hooking up' on a traction engine. It appears Mr. Hutsel does not have a clear understanding between a governor and the purpose of hooking up on a traction engine.

3. He also says, a man that carries more pressure in his boiler than what the company recommends should have his head examined. The Case Co. built their boilers to stand half again their working pressure at the least. Sol say, between LeRoy's knowledge and a registered and licensed inspector, they know what pressure can safely be carried on a boiler, as they take into consideration the condition, and metal strength at its thinnest spot.

4. He says he doesn't see how a valve seat will wear even on a hookup valve gear. I can see plainly Mr. Hutsel has no clear understanding of this. The way these ports and valves are designed they will always wear even.

5. He also wonders how long LeRoy can keep his water and steam up under a full load on a Case engine. I'll say if a man's boiler with good water, his engine, and his firing, are all within 75% to 80% of what it should be, it can then be done easily with a Case engine.

6. I also agree with LeRoy that the Case valve gear may not be the best, but it is one of the best for a traction engine for economy, and for getting the most power from a given size engine.

I most certainly would like to explain all this thoroughly for Mr. Hutsel if that is what he wants. But at this writing it may be a waste of time. If Mr. Hutsel wonders about my ability and knowledge in the engineering field, I must say that I have advanced far enough into this line, that I am more than an ordinary throttle puller.

Now since I have released my pop like Mr. Hutsel, I feel better.