LETTERS


| September/October 1956

  • 20 hp. Aultman Taylor engine
    20 hp. Aultman Taylor engine owned by L. R. Hampshire and Son, of Decatur, Illinois.
    Mr. Hampshire
  • Model steamer
    Model steamer built by Lee Roy Pilling, 611 D Avenue, National City, California.
    LEE ROY PILLING
  • 22 hp. Woods engine
    Harold Anderson, R. D. 3, Washington, Iowa, repairing his lane with a 22 hp. Woods engine No. 260 and a 12ft. Adams grade.
    HAROLD ANDERSON
  • Model engine
    Model engine patterned after the Wood Bros., engine. Built by Louis Kling-slick (age 60) of King-fisher, Oklahoma.
    LOUIS KLINGSICK
  • 1927 Fordson Tractor
    1927 Fordson Tractor and 5 ft. Massey Harris mower, July, 1948.
    R. F. SOMERVILLE
  • 30x50 Huber separator
    Harold Anderson, R. D. 3, Washington, Iowa, threshing with his 30x50 Huber separator and 22 hp. Woods engine, 1955.
    HAROLD ANDERSON
  • 16 hp. Russell Engine
    Percy Sherman's 16 hp. Russell, March, 1955. Located at Palmyra, Michigan. It was the first day they had steam on the mill after Percy purchased the engine.
    PERCY SHERMAN
  • 12hp. Frick Engine
    Robert Lyerly of Mocksville, North Carolina, and his 12hp. Frick.
    ROBERT LYERLY
  • 40 Case Tractor
    Robert Lyerly of Mocksville, North Carolina, and his 40 Case.
    ROBERT LYERLY

  • 20 hp. Aultman Taylor engine
  • Model steamer
  • 22 hp. Woods engine
  • Model engine
  • 1927 Fordson Tractor
  • 30x50 Huber separator
  • 16 hp. Russell Engine
  • 12hp. Frick Engine
  • 40 Case Tractor

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,