| March/April 1954

572 Braden St., Waynesburg, Pa.

According to Charles Cole you have a boiler full of water, pop ready to blow and a real hot fire so let's get going.

I saw a notice in his catalog about your Magazine so I am writing to see what it is all about.

I finished a Model traction engine some years ago which I still have (Free lance) and have had a lot of fun with it. Cylinder 1x11/2 and weighs eighty pounds.

I own an engine and boiler out of an old Mobile steam car, and two antique toy steam engines larger than most toys. I also have a steam driven bicycle which I rebuilt and which is in running shape.

I take pictures of engines wherever I can find them. The oldest engine picture I have taken is a Blandy bought new in 1863. I took the picture in 1951.