| May/June 1957

1601 S. National Avenue, Springfield, Missouri

I have just received the January-February number of the IRON-MEN ALBUM Magazine, and have noted that my subscription is to expire with the next number.

For fear I might miss a number, I am remitting today, $4.00 for a two-year subscription. I enjoy your little magazine more than I can tell for I have been interested in steam engines since I was a small boy. I never owned an engine, until about two years ago. I used to run them some, and did quite a bit of studying 'Farm Engines and How to Run Them,' 'Steam Engine Catechism,' and 'Engine Runners' Catechism.' I enjoy 'tuning' them up.

I now own a 24-horse Minneapolis, engine No. 8497, which I have put in perfect condition. This engine, I am told, came out in 1921. Gears and everything show very little wear. I have painted the engine in the original colors, and 'Old Pet', as I call it, is a great satisfaction to me.

Mr. Frank Stark of near-by Billings, Missouri, owns a ten-horse Rumely; also a 20-horse Advance Rumely, and it is our ambition to begin a new Reunion center at Billings sometime this year. You may be hearing more from us.

I am enclosing a snapshot of my 'Old Pet' for your collection. She is a dandy, and has just 'everything.'


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