This is a picture of our rig in operation in 1942. It is a
Nichols & Shepard 25 hp double cylinder and a 40-62 Case
Thresher. Picture was taken on the Anvil Johnson farm near Hoople.
Clarence Johnson is on for engineer and I am below as the fireman.
My brother stands on the tender. This is the same rig that appeared
on the front page of American Power Farmer, as some of the boys
will recall. I was always a subscriber to the old American
Thresherman and Power Farmer until they folded up and am so glad
there is a magazine to take their place — I want to congratulate
you on the splendid job you are doing in publishing the Album –
sure enjoy the letters and pictures from the different sections of
I was down in my old home country last summer and I went to my
Aunt’s farm to see this relic and had the idea of moving this
engine and restoring it if possible but I was fit to be tied at
what I found. Somebody had taken everything that could be unscrewed
off of it and sold it for junk. They even took the wheels out from
under it and left the boiler laying on the ground!