Farm Collector


By Staff

Mr. Virgil Jansen, Sigel, Illinois, wants to now who the author
of ‘The Threshers’ and who the publisher of the book is.
Will someone give him this information?

Mr. L. Caldwell, 511 33rd St., Connersville, Indiana, says,
‘In report of our Happy Attaining National Attention in the
Jan-Feb. issue 1959 you missed our Pioneer Engineers Club Reunion
of 1957. It was featured by Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse Club
News, Thanksgiving Day 1957 and on two other later

Mr. John A. Hinkle, R. D. 2, East Berlin, Pennsylvania, says the
picture at the top of page 28 in the Jan.-Feb. 1959 ALBUM is a
Greencastle engine. Made in Greencastle, Pa. The cover picture is a
Peerless rig made by Minard Harder, Cobleskill, N. Y.

Mr. H. L. Densmore, of Perry, Ohio writes us as follows: ‘In
the Jan.-Feb. 1959 issue you had a picture of the Peck and Tyler
engine. You got it from a catalog I gave you two years ago at the
Kinzer Reunion. My wife was a cousin of Tyler’s daughter and
when she came to visit us she brought this catalog along.

‘I was very much impressed with the makeup of this engine.
It was so simple and light for being a 10 or 12hp.

‘The company started business about 1884. That was about the
time the A. W. Stevens Company started. Anyway my father bought the
25hp. engine that A. W. Stevens made in 1885.

‘The Peck and Tyler Company only lasted a short time when
they ran out of money. In those days they were just out of luck
without money, (that is true today) especially the companies in the
east that only made small rigs.’

  • Published on Mar 1, 1959
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