SOOT IN THE FLUES


| November/December 1979



SOOT IN THE FLUES

Well, as I told you in last issue we were in the process of moving Hooray! we are now moved officially and settlement has taken place so we are moved, but we are not yet settled which I believe will take a while. We have quite a few boxes to open and find a space for the contents. But, even then it takes more time to move things around a bit until they are placed where it seems they belong. I praise the Lord every day for I give Him the credit of leading us to our new home. Also, I thought I would be so upset after we moved and that I would miss the old homestead and shed a few tears but you know what? God is so good He brought us a family that just thinks that house was made exactly for them. Every time I see them they elaborate on another part of the house they just love and we are even now steadfast friends and they extend an open door to us at anytime. To me, it is just so amazing the troubles we conjure up for ourselves and then when you look back on the problem you can see the work of the Lord in so many ways. I must tell you the folks that moved into the house are Bernie and Priscilla David son they have four little girls and I thought you just might like to hear their names Kristi, Kerri, Kati and Kylie, ages 9, 6, 3 and 5 months and we wish them as much happiness in their new home as we had while living there 30 years.

Well, I could go on and on, but I must get to the letters from the Iron Men Album Family.

From over the ocean comes a letter from STEPHEN MEARS, 6 Monksher borne Road, Rams dell, Basing stoke, Hampshire, England. 'I recently obtained a copy of the Iron-Men Magazine. I have recently purchased an old American tractor, a Huber Super 4, 40-62 HP, age 1925-1930 American. I wish to restore it to its original condition and I cannot find any information or literature on this tractor in England. I would be most appreciative of any information anyone could supply.'

HARLAN H. BRADLEY, P. O. Box 898, Hayden Lake, Idaho 83835 tells us: 'I am interested in steam power units small enough to apply to automobiles, both reciprocating and small turbines. If you have or know of any information, please let me know.

I was referred to you by Lance Starkey who is a neighbor of mine. He has a great collection of steam engines.' (Well Harlan, you will probably hear from one of our readers hope so!)

H. S. (FRED) FOX, 233 County House Road, Clarksboro, New Jersey 08020 in answer to a letter in former magazine. You may agree or disagree and you may well enjoy this information: 'In answer to Mr. R. Mellot of Pennsylvania, Soot in the Flues, July/August 1979. To start I am confused with the question, but can only say the following. It makes absolutely no difference whether we have a 1 pint boiler or whether we have a 50 HP boiler containing a few hundred gallons, 125 lbs. of pressure can be raised in each, providing we add enough heat, of course. It also makes no difference whether we use a 1' press, gauge or a 6' one, as they both record the amount of force pushing against 1 sq. inch of the internal area. Be it water, gas, steam or oil. 125 lbs. of pressure is the same amount of force.