Mr. Otto Baker, R. D. 4, Sidney, Ohio, sends us this picture of an engine he has finished. It took him over three years to build it and made it mostly out of scrap iron. He bought the cylinder and reverse gear castings from Chas. Cole, Ventura, California
Mr. Otto Baker
Orville says, Being a steam boat fan I am sending a picture of my boat. She is 16 ft. long with 5 ft. beam. The boiler and engine are home made, pulling a 12x13 wheel to get about 8 miles an hour. Orville is a member of the Saginaw Valley Live Steam Assoc
Seen here are engines representing some grand old companies, such as Haggart Bros.; George White; Waterous; Robert Bell; Case and Dodge Bros. Not seen are, Sawyer & Massey; John Goodison, and Rumely
We thought you might be interested in some old cars. Many of our Reunions feature them. At least it will help the younger generation appreciate how far we have come in making things better. A Case, an International and a 1903 Ford. Courtesy of Mr. A. Krus
Here are three beautiful pictures Unfortunately they got lost from the letter and there was no markings on the back. Our fault. On the Road In the Field an Aerial view of the whole. You will have to agree, They were the days.
An old threshing scene from North Dakota. A 22 hp. Buffalo Pitts engine built in 1895, center crank. The man on the engine is Bob Gray. The separator is a Niagara, handfed and drag stacker. The picture was taken at Sheldon, North Dakota
The Buffalo-Springfield Roller built in Springfield, Ohio, and now owned and being reconditioned by Howard Shaw, 6152 Center Road, Grand Blanc, Michigan. See Mr. Bullock's article, May-June issue.
Rodney Pitts, R. D. 3, Box 47, Canby, Oregon and some of his admirers. Rodney is the man who met with a terrible accident at his farm during the Western Steam Fiends Reunion, 1957
Miss Lyda Fuchaman has four years experience in operating an engine and is a good runner and does her own repair work. This is a 1906 model 16 hp. Rumely.
20 hp. Minneapolis of 1923, No. 8475 owned by Shelly Billinger, Laporte City, Iowa. We call that a beauty.
A Garatt 7 hp. and weighs 7 tons. Owned and operated by A. Clarke, White House Meadow, Felsted, Essex, England. See Mr. Clarke's letter.
An 8-16 Avery at the Mt. Pleasant Reunion. Owned by Mr. Bronelby Bluesaher, Prairie City, Iowa.
Here is a picture that was given to us at Montpelier and there was no na me on it. We talked to the man who gave it to us and thought the information was on it. Well, here it is and we hope the gentleman will write us and we will give credit next issue.