Farm Collector

THE BEGINNING OF THE END

Salina, Kansas

Here is a little informative note that came to us from Marcus
Leonard that may be news to you as it was to us. Ed

THE PICTURE OF THE Stevens Cross Compound Under-mounted engine,
published in the July-August, 1956 issue of the ALBUM, reminds me
most forcibly of what happened, which hastened the coming of the
end of the Stevens Company.

The Stevens Company was exhibiting one of the Under mounted
engines

at a state fair. J. B. Bartholomew, for Avery Company, obtained
an injunction to restrain the Stevens Company from building the
engine, because of the infringement of Avery Co’s. patents. The
papers were served and the Stevens Company was compelled to cover
the engine with a canvas. That was the beginning of the end of the
Stevens Company.

  • Published on Nov 1, 1956
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