| September/October 1968

The history of the Colean engine is very unique. I was serving a congregation in McClusky, North Dakota at the time of the Washburn Golden Jubilee and they scouted the countryside to find an engine for their parade. I was quite surprised that they found a Colean engine way out there because I am of the opinion that there are not many Colean engines left. I saw one at the Central Illinois Threshermans Reunion at Pontiac, Illinois in 1954. That was the only Colean engine I had ever seen there. I wrote a letter to the Washburn Leader paper last summer and they sent me a snapshot of the Colean engine in the city park so I know it is still there.