LETTERS


| September/October 1956

SOME COMPANY SHOULD START

Please accept my renewal to the ALBUM. I always read it from cover to cover as soon as the mail man brings it.

I was in the threshing business from 1903 until 1932 except for two year in the army in World War I. The last outfit I owned was a 75hp. Case, 11x11 with a 36x58 thresher. I know it was the best and easiest machine to operate I ever owned. I have had experience with Russell, Reeves, Nichols & Shepard and the Case. I also operated in Missouri, Kansas and South Dakota. After reading your late issues and noting the number of steam reunions that are advertised, I think some company should start building steam engines again.

ROSS DIEHL, Chillicothe, Missouri

A GOOD YOUNG MAN PASSES

Mrs. Howard Kaster of Casco, Wisconsin, writes us of her husband's untimely death 'Howard Kaster of Casco, Wisconsin, died January 1st, 1956 at a Green Bay hospital of cancer after 3 years illness. He was 33 years old; a director of the Northeastern Wisconsin Steam Club and treasurer for two years.



'He owned 9 old time tractions, one gas tractor, two threshing machines and a large library of books and magazines relating to the steam and gas engine subject.'

BEST MAGAZINE PRINTED

Here is a picture of a 20 hp. Aultman Taylor steam engine No. 9149, owned by L. R. Hampshire and son Carl, 1865 W. Division St., Decatur, Illinois. This engine is in fine condition. Said Mr. Hampshire,