SPEAKING OF SEPARATORS


| November/December 1966



14 HP Port Huron engine

R. R. 1, Clinton, Illinois

I am sending you a picture of my present rig, a 14 HP Port Huron engine and 28 x 50 Keck separator. The following is a list of the separators I have had the good fortune to have run and attended as my father had four complete rigs and then I purchased my first rig in 1928, then added another in 1929. I purchased my first combine in 1934. I threshed until 1943, then ran two combines until 1952, when I quit.

My father developed heart trouble in 1929 and until his death in 1940, it was my lot to keep all the rigs going. I would try to make it to each rig daily to see if they needed any help or maybe I could pull to the next job during the noon hour, or make some repairs, so I never knew where or when I would eat dinner.

IRON MAN

May the eternal halo of steam engine smoke and hot cylinder oil enshroud your labors with fun and joy that others on this sordid earth may-learn to live like good men and canines struck by an all-wise Creator.

May the Lord bless all Klopfers, Queenie's and Case Engines, world without end, and from Elmer, 'AMEN'.'

Now for a list of the separators; Nichols & Shepard, Keck Gonnerman, Huber, Aultman-Taylor, Minneapolis and Case.