| July/August 1958


Mr. C. H. Dunham of St. Clair, Michigan, sends us a notice of the death of Louis V. David of Northville, Michigan, April 9th, 1958

'Louie', as most of us called him, was a builder of midget racing cars for over thirty years. He owned a specialty Machine Shop in Northville. He helped form the National Threshers Association and had collected 12 live steam engines.

He is survived by a son, Gerald, and three brothers.

Mr. Dunham says, 'The Steam Clubs have lost a staunch supporter of the traction engine. He will be missed on the big Avery at Montpelier. I attended the Mississippi Valley Show at De Witt, Iowa, last year and when I left the grounds late on the last day he had his Port Huron on the saw mill. Little did I think that was the last time I would see him. We never know.


I am one of the thousands that read and thoroughly enjoy your little Magazine.

It was my privilege to get in on the tail end of the good old steam threshing days. I was only 15 years old when I fired a 25 hp. Northwest steamer for Nels Barner at Benson, Minnesota. I fired two more falls, then at 18 years of age I took my engineers test and got my license. Getting that license was one of the big thrills of my life.