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.)