SOOT IN THE FLUES


| March/April 1977



Soot In The Flues

Hi - out there in Steam Land -Hope your Holidays make you some nice memories and I'll bet you already are dreaming up more fun for the forthcoming Reunions soon will be time to plant garden also. Nuff said - and on to the letters.

DALE FRIESEN, 65 2nd Avenue S.E., Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada wants to know when the Buffalo Pitts Company of Buffalo, New York was in business and where could he find out what trademarks were used for this company.

We're always happy to hear of new organizations forming and give them a boost with their first show. From DAVID R. DEXTER, 275 Walnut Hill, Orange, Massachusetts 01364 comes the following: 'Central Massachusetts Steam, Gas and Machinery Association - First Annual Meet will be at the Orange Airport, Orange, Massachusetts on Sunday June 26 at 10 A.M. For information contact Elsworth Songer, 76 Harrison Ave., Orange, Massachusetts 01364.

We are a newly formed club this year and are hoping our first attempt at a meet will be successful. Our location at the Orange Airport is an ideal site, it is easy to find and there will be no mud regardless of the weather. If he is the brave type, a visitor to our show can try his hand at parachute jumping.

Our own club membership has about 100 Gas Engines, several table size steam engines, a 3 HP. Little Daisy steam engine and an 85 H.P. Frick Portable Engine and Boiler. We will have the big steamer at our meet and will be able to supply steam for anyone who brings a steam engine. We will also have in operation an 1892 Chase Shingle Mill.

This past summer we have exhibited as a club at two local Bicentennial Fairs and were very well received by the people. Most of them had never seen anything like our equipment.'