Wayside Farm, Route 4, Winchester, Kentucky
Here is Marcus Leonard of Salina, Kansas, wanting an explanation-page 13, March-April 1956 issue in the second column. Here, in part is Mr. Leonard's letter:
In my description of Jacob Herl's engine in my recent correction, did I, in the original manuscript, describe his engine as a 21 horse? If I did, I think it is time for me to write nothing more.
Jacob Herl's engine was an Advance Compound 26 and bought in 1907. The first Advance Compound 21, No. 10991, was built in 1908 and I sold it to Glick & Best. The Chattel Mortgage was recorded in Lincoln County, Kansas, June 29, 1908. That was the only Advance I ever saw, plugged for an indicator.'
(s) Marcus Leonard
We regret the typographical errors Mr. Leonard, that creep into any and all material published. We make every effort to catch them but still they get through. Please accept our apologies. The printer.
There were two errors in the figures in Mr. Leonard's article, both typographical errors. Page 13, column 2, last line, should have read, 'cob Herl bought an Advance 26 hp.' and line 10, column 3, same page '15 hp. Case engine. You know about'
Enclosed find check in the amount of 5.00 for renewal for 1956 IRON-MEN ALBUM key 4R1-2. The $3.00 additional you can use any way you see fit to further the cause of your wonderful magazine. Also, mention to the secretary, Mr. Kepner, that I received my January-February '56 edition and that I have not moved. They changed my address and put on a new carrier. In my 54 years on this blessed earth I have never moved residence and I am now sleeping in the same bed, in the same room, and in the same location in which I was born 54 years ago, built by my father in 1888. He, too, was a lover and admirer of steam threshing. He operated 31 consecutive years with Geiser engines and separators-so, you can easily see the bee bit me early. My father lived a full and happy life of 83 years.
This morning my son, W. M. Jones, III, is steaming tobacco in case for bulking. He is preparing it for market. We are also rebuilding a 21-75 hp. uniflow valve Baker engine to add to the collection of two 65 hp. Cases, one Advance Rumley, and an Advance Rumley portable boiler with highway tractor under it.
This I know is enough for the present, so with lowering steam pressure, I will close. Hope you and yours have the merriest Christmas ever and a New Year filled with prosperity and happiness. Looking forward to seeing all of you at Montpelier in June. An ardent Admirer and Reader of Your Magazine-