FROM AN ENGLISH FRIEND


| November/December 1954



Swindon, Wilts, England

Thanks very much indeed for your kind letter and attention paid to my small order. Thanks to your promptness your book 'American Horse Drawn Vehicles' was actually in my hands the night before Christmas. Again many thanks and I trust you have received notification of my money order. My mouth waters at the sight of those fine books, etc., which you good folks have for sale, but unfortunately here in Britain we have to get permission to send even the smallest sum out to you. Ask Mr. Pratt, he'll tell you.

I hope to send another batch of photographs shortly as I have repainted some of my models and will snap them all. I have also received the Case picture and it certainly is swell. This weekend I am going to make a nice oak frame for it.

Thanks to the IRON-MEN ALBUM my collection has been enhanced by such fine books as 'American Horse Drawn Vehicles', the Frick Centennial, and now the Case colored picture. This picture has been much admired by those who have seen it and 'Where did I get it?' etc. The book Horse Drawn Vehicles is especially interesting to me because I started life as a carriage builder, hence I appreciate the finer points of design illustrated.

Again, all the very best and many, many thanks.