Farm Collector

Marcus Leonard Corrects a Mistake

Box 85, Salina, Kansas

I was in error two years on the date of the foreclosure I wrote
about in ‘ A Foreclosure and a Re-Sale’ I would like a
correction made in the next issue of the ALBUM.

In the March-April 1953 issue of the ALBUM, Vol. 7, No. 4, page
9, paragraph 3 of ‘A Foreclosure and a Resale’, sentence
(1), should read, ‘In 1908, not 1906, the company instructed me
to take possession of the machinery.’

The shipping of that machinery from another territory is no
excuse for my making the error but it was a factor. The memory of
what occurred before the foreclosure, at the time of the
foreclosure and later has returned to me.

In the spring of 1907, I sold Matthew Vogel a 36-56 Advance
separator with a straw carrier and a weigher. He attached his old
Parsons feeder. Jacob Herl bought an Advance 21 hp. compound the
same spring and his engine and Vogel’s separator were shipped
into Hays on the same car.

Matthew Vogel threshed the 1907 season with the straw carrier
but in 1908, he bought a Wind Stacker and threshed with it until
nearly through, when he came to me and said he couldn’t pull
that separator with his 1 hp. Case engine. You know about his
buying the 20 hp. Advance which had been foreclosed and the trouble
it caused him and me.

You will understand the time of the foreclosure could not have
been 1906. I am sorry.

  • Published on Mar 1, 1956
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