Box 6, Byron, Oklahoma
After going to the Wichita Reunion I wished they would put out a
magazine on steamers, etc. In 1953 I met up with the IRON-MEN ALBUM
at the reunion, and believe me it was the answer to a threshermans
prayer. If I would tell you how many times I read each copy you
would brand me as a liar. I appreciate the good work you are doing
and hope the time will come when the ALBUM will come every month.
Little to say for myself. Run first engine in 1905, own outfit from
1915 to 1924-Reeves & Aultman Taylor engines, Case Minneapolis
and A. T. separators. Have never seen a discussion of the part
hoboes played in the harvesting and threshing of grain on the great
plains. Some old timers should write about this before it is too
I have a model steam stationary engine made by Finkbeiner,
Philadelphia, Pa. 23′ overall, 13/4 bore,
3? ‘ stroke, 12’ flywheel. If any of the brethren know when
these engines were built I would be pleased to hear from them.
I am enclosing a jingle (I won’t take the sacred name of
poetry by calling it a poem) if you can use it you are welcome.
Again thanking you for the pleasure you have brought me through
the ALBUM. Clean water, good coal and clean sailings to all