Ed. Vogel Speaks

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Mr. Ed Vogel and his outfit smoking at both ends. See Mr. Vogel's letter.
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Ed Vogel and his Aultman Taylor in action. See Mr. Vogel's letter.

R. D. 4, Buhl, Idaho

I AM, COMPARATIVELY, A new thresherman, I guess. I started
running an outfit when I was 17 and still run stationeries. In
August 1956, I will be 48 years old. Dad started threshing in
Colorado and shipped two stationeries and one Nichols & Shepard
engine to Idaho in 1905. He had the only steam outfit for three
years, then other outfits began to operate as this country
expanded.

Last spring (1954) the Twin Falls, farming country was fifty
years old and a large parade was put on. Two hundred sixty head of
horses anu mules were used on various wagons, buggies and floats.
My outfit was the one threshing rig in the parade. I had my 16 hp.
Aultman Taylor engine, water wagon and a Rumely 32′ separator
coupled on. Many folks had never seen an outfit before and I was
told that the rig was the main attraction. This compensated for all
the trouble of getting the rig out and moved.

In this neighborhood the farmers still stationary their grain
even though the combines tear around two and three in a fifteen
acre field. We threshed nine days in grain last year and on our
home place we ran eight bundle wagons pulled with mules and
horses.

I do not see the necessity of having a Tractor Page in the
ALBUM. Tractors helped run the old steamer out why rub it in. Also
if there are so many tractor men let them have their own reunions
and albums.

So many come around when we are threshing, I believe we will
have to advertise this year as I have two Aultman Taylors, one
Advance and one Russell engine that are in first class working
order.

I enjoy the ALBUM and think you folks are doing a wonderful
job.

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