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Reader A.K. Kissel, Box 7583, Newark, DE 19714, sends us this picture of a Peerless traction engine manufactured by Emerson-Brantingham. Peerless steam engines were made by Geiser prior to E-B's purchase of Geiser in 1912.

Mark Corson, 9374 Roosevelt St., Crown Points, IN 46307-1840, snapped this picture of an 1878 Blumentritt at the 1999 Cedar Valley Memories show.

Paul Martons, Fair view , Okla. , Get some air while handling Chaddy Atteberry's 40 HP Case on the incline at the 2001 Pawnee, Okla., show.

A 1909 16-50 Port Huron, serial number 6213, owned by Walter H. Jopke, 5230 Lincoln St. N. E., Minneapolis, MN 55421. Walter's search for information on this engine was chronicled in the January/February 1998 issue of Iron-Men Album.

According to information supplied by Wilbur, this McLaughlin steam tractor was purchased in 1908 to plow a drained swamp for a land reclamation project in McArthur, Calif. Its enormous size and weight proved a handicap, as it evidently spent much of its time stuck. It is supposed to weigh 14 tons. If anyone knows more about this steam tractor, drop us a line.