| 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


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


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.'


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,