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Model Avery return flue engine built by Dan S. Zehr of 115
Bungalow Place, Pontiac, Illinois. Mr. Zehr is President of
Zehr’s Central States Steam Engine and Thresher Historical
Association. The two little men on the platform of the Avery are
Daniel Zehr the 8th, and John Zehr sitting on the Bunker. Both are
sons of Dean Zehr and grandsons of Dan S. Zehr and all of Pontiac,
III. Daniel can drive this Avery and in all probability will be
handling it at the next Reunion in Pontiac September 10 to14.

The left hand view of the Ithaca traction is not so well known
among the Hobby Craft so we are pleased to present a picture of it
for you to study. They were made in Ithaca, N. Y., by the John B.
Lang engine works. It was also known as the Lang and Button. M r.
Button was the son-in-law of Mr. Lang and they conducted the
business for many years.

  • Published on Sep 1, 1952
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