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In times like these our hobbies become lifesavers. At GAS ENGINE MAGAZINE and FARM COLLECTOR, we have been tracking down the most interesting and rare vintage farm machines and collections for more than 80 years combined! That includes researching and sourcing the best books on collectibles available anywhere. Our online store is open and we are here to answer any questions you might have. Our customer service staff is available Monday through Friday from 8a.m.-5p.m. CDT. We can be reached at 1-866-624-9388 or by email. Stay safe!

Iron Men Album Letters from Readers

After 56 issues, Iron Men Album is still going strong and still getting plenty of letters from readers.

| September 2001

  • Iron Men Albumn letters from readers or soot in the flue
    Our Iron Men Album engineer is either looking for letters from readers or soot in the flue.
    Illustration: Farm Collector Magazine Staff
  • letters from readers - Avery engine joke
    Jay Reeves with his folks, Chuck and Mary Ann. The sign on his Avery engine is a joke.
    Steve and Mary Heston

  • Iron Men Albumn letters from readers or soot in the flue
  • letters from readers - Avery engine joke

By now, we're well into the season of steam shows and thresherees, and lots is going on in the world of steam! Many of you have written to Iron Men Album for this issue, and we have some great letters from readers to share.

Here in the office, we have been making some improvements to our website. If you haven't 'visited' us there for awhile, please do so at

Our directory has proven very popular this year, and as we write this column, the books are nearly 'all' as we say in Lancaster County when something is fully depleted!

Just a little housekeeping reminder, before we move onto the letters. If you move, please let us know your change of address as soon as possible. Some people assume that when they move, magazines are automatically forwarded with their first class mail. That is not the case, so if you want to be sure to get all of your issues, you need to let us know before you move!

Another thing that might interest you is the matter of sending us stories and photos by e-mail. We are able to receive your manuscripts by e-mail and welcome your sending them that way. Pictures are not always as sharp when sent to us as digital files, as our printer's scanner generally produces a better reproduction than most home scanners can. And now, on to the mail:

STEVE AND MARGIE HESTON provided this story about Jay Sigafoos at last year's Old Thresher's, in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. 'We surprised Jay one morning with a joke on his Avery engine, there was a banner that read 'Jay Reeves Retrieval Service,' and a sign that said, 'Beware of the Dog,' and a T-shirt and a fire hydrant. The enclosed picture shows Jay with his folks, Chuck and Mary Ann.'


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