MILLER WRITES OF CAROLINA --


| May/June 1960



ABOUT MR. BUCKMASTER'S HUBER

Received the March-April 1959 issue this afternoon about 2:30 p.m. As soon as I returned home from the Post Office had a minute's time, hurriedly started to look through the magazine, and of course on Page 9 saw the two pictures of Mr. Basil Buckmaster's 20 HP Huber Return Flue Steam Engine.

Mr. Buckmaster sure has a good engine, as the writer put in over four hundred hours reconditioning this Huber engine. Everything that needed replacing I put on new if I was able to get the part, or made the part, if was unable to make the part, built the old part up and then machined it down, etc.

Another unusual thing about Mr. Buckmaster buying this Huber engine, Isold it to him by correspondence. He never saw the engine until trucker delivered it nor have I ever seen or met Mr. Buckmaster. Have had four letters from him since Arnord Prestbye delivered the engine to him, and Mr. Buckmaster is very well satisfied with the engine and his deal. Will never sell another engine that way, as there is too much chance for the buyer to find something to be disatisfied about. It is over fifteen hundred miles from Sioux Palls, S. Dakota, to Eureka, Montana.

Spent over 12 years in the Threshing Machine Game, before and after World War I, but never made a deal quite like the one made with Mr. Buckmaster on the Huber. About the only reason sold the Huber, all my experience in the past had been with straight flue engines. Wanted to get a straight flue engine, as you know from the picture I mailed you on January 29, 1959, of my 20 x 75 hp Double Cylinder Rear Mounted Nichols & Shepard Steam Engine. Hope you can find space to run the picture of my N & S Engine in your magazine in the very near future.

JOHN P. KADINGER, Box 842, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

ENGINE IN THE MOUNTAIN

We have had many requests for further information on the Aultman Taylor engine marooned in the mountains of Washington. We have no information on this engine of which a picture is to be found in the January-February 1960 issue of the ALBUM, bottom of page 28. Write to Mr. L. K. Wood, Mendon, Utah, who sent us the picture.