| November/December 1972

  • Cocker, 3'' scale model'

    Donald E. Kelley
  • Miniature train


  • Cocker, 3'' scale model'
  • Miniature train

HERBERT L. (HUBB) SPENCER of Fairview, Tennessee, a charter member and one of the first Directors of the Tenn.-Ky. Threshermen's Ass'n died suddenly of a heart attack on June 30, 1972. He was truly an Iron-Man. He had operated steam engines and threshers since a child. One of his first jobs was running a 16-60 Nichols & Shepard engine pulling a rock crusher for the city of Nashville, Tennessee. He had owned several makes of engines including a 25 HP Advance compound, but his favorite was the Russell. He compiled a book on the Russell Company with pictures and descriptions of all the machinery Russell made from the beginning. He had a 12 HP Russell which was his pride and joy that he always ran at the Threshermen's Annual Show. He had many parts and when someone else would have trouble, Mr. Hubb was right there to help in any way he could. He was a gentleman and will be greatly missed by family and friends.

Sent in by Billy Byrd, 369 S. Harrig Street, Madisonville, Kentucky 42431.

JOHN QUINCY ADAMS of Kansas City, Missouri passed away May 27, 1972 at the age of 78. He grew up in eastern Kansas during the steam engine era and was always a steam engine fan and attended many of the threshing bees in this vicinity. He owned a filling station and motel and in 1948 set up a miniature train and railroad in his yard, operating it evenings and week-ends for the pleasure of neighborhood children. He also built a diesel model of the Santa Fe Super Chief. Sometimes he used this to pull the train, but most people preferred the steam engine. Advanced age and illness made it necessary to stop operation of the railroad.

Sent in by Haston St. Clair, R. R. 1, Box 140A, Holden, Missouri 64040.

RICHARD GROSZ, R. D. 2, Highway 75 South, Moorhead, Minnesota 56560 died recently.

Sent in by Mrs. Grosz.


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