SOOT IN THE FLUE


| July/August 1970



Soot in the flue

Grab your sunglasses, get your most comfortable pair of shoes and a nice cool outfit and get going to the Reunions they are coming into their own about this time of year.

After such a long, long winter we are having some beautiful weather these last few days and yesterday our youngest grandson, Ryan, was a big one year old. He and his Mommie and our Tommie and I journeyed about twenty miles down to Hershey where they have a real nice zoo for free admission you don't find many places like that nowadays. Even though the birthday boy was only one he really enjoyed the animals, as did Uncle Tommie. They don't have a lot of the larger jungle animals there, but they do have a bison, and llamas and goats, wolves, etc. and quite a few of the domesticated animals. One of 'those good to be alive days' and long to be remembered in my book of memories. The two little ones conked out for 'forty winks' on the way home.

I had a letter awhile back from DAVE BAKER, 735 North Van Dyke, Bad Axe, Michigan, who wrote: 'I have a lead. A local scrap dealer just hauled in two good, always shedded, grain separators. One is a New Huber, all steel on original hard rubber tires, in excellent shape. The other is almost as good. It is a small Nichols & Shepard, all steel on steel!'

I don't know if they are still available or not, but if you are interested write to Dave. He would like to see these machines have as good a home as they had previously.

Since we have so many ads and show reports in this issue, I won't be putting in a LOST IN THE FILES page, but I had one letter from THOMAS HATCHER, 128 E. Maple Ave., New Concord, Ohio, who wrote 'In May-June 1969 issue page 37, picture 11M69 is a picture of my great Uncle Douglas Hatcher with new Garr-Scott engine and thresher 1901 as it came into be unloaded at Belmont, Ohio, in 1901. My uncle is on the engine.'

JACK K. WILLIAMS, 1121 Hilltop Lane, Modesto, California, had written to say he had left out a few things from his last report. He goes on to tell us 'Loren M. Wade of Tracy, California, had a very interesting experience last year. All of the steam men know of the 110 Case steam traction engine that was owned by the late Chris M. Busch that he had never hauled home to Col-ton from near Darcy, Saskatchewan, Canada.