POSTCARD


| July/August 1957


MIDWEST OLD SETTLERS & THRESHERS REUNION, MT. PLEASANT, IOWA, 1956. THE 12 HP. CASE OF 1886 VINTAGE AND OWNED BY CHARLES McMILLAN (LEFT ON ENGINE) HAULS MAIL FROM THE GROUNDS TO THE LOCAL POST OFFICE. WENDELL SMITH, POSTMASTER, (ON THE RIGHT) MAKES IT OFFICIAL. LETTERS AND CARDS MAILED ON THE GROUNDS ARE STAMPED WITH A SPECIAL RUBBER STAMP MAKING SUCH MAIL OF VALUE TO STAMP COLLECTORS. THIS IS A VERY ORIGINAL AS WELL AS A NOVEL STUNT. IT MAKES THE MAIL WE SEND HOME MORE INTERESTING AND IT IS KEPT LONGER. IT IS A SWELL IDEA AS FAR AS WE ARE CONCERNED.-ED. COURTESY OF A. M. WETTACH, AGRICULTURAL PHOTOGRAPHS, MOUNT PLEASANT, IOWA

Here is a photo of what is probably the last engine the J. ?. Case Company will ever sell. The 50 Case engine was bought from the Case Company, Rock Island, Illinois, and shipped to me on a flat car with 5 new Case tractors. Two tractors were taken off at Lansing, Michigan, and the remaining shipped on to Reese, Michigan on May 30. Tractors and engine were run off the car, each under their own power. Courtesy of Fred Steck, R. D. 1, Reese, Michigan. (Fred forgot to tell us what year this all happened. Ed.)

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