I am writing to let you and your staff know that you have a
magazine that is really enjoyed each time it arrives. I only wish
it came oftener.
There used to be some long threshing runs made in this part of
the west but they are a thing of the past for several years. Very
few separators left that are used and those for only a few jobs as
the combine has taken over completely.
I threshed for a number of years here with a 36-60 Nichols &
Shepard and a 21-32 Twin City. I still have two 28-48 Twin City
separators but only use them for our own threshing and as we have
been hailed out this year they will not be used. I have never
thought much of threshing after steam went out. The last year I was
with steam was in 1925.
My wife and I have attended the last two reunions at Bird City
and will say the boys there have put on some very good
We have a small ranch and I have been operating a No. 12 Cat.
Patrol part time. My wife is a school teacher.
I started on a one-third scale of the Advance 40 this winter but
have only gotten started on the boiler as I have very little time
to work at it.
Elmer, I know very little about how the railroad disposes of
their old steamers.
We have a small Sunday School group at Brandon, Nebraska, which
only this year bought and moved, into a small church. I was
wondering if they could buy a bell from an old locomotive. I
thought that, you being in the east, might know of some place they
could Write to.
A. C. PUMP, R.F.D., Imperial, Nebraska