| January/February 1954

Oskaloosa, Iowa

Thank you for calling my attention to the expiration of my subscription to The IRON-MEN ALBUM Magazine. Enclosed is my check in the amount of $2 for my renewal. I would not want to be without your Magazine.

My father and I ran a threshing machine for thirty-five years. He ran the separator and I took the engine. Our first thresher was a 10 hp. Nichols and Shepard, solid gear (no clutch) with the Nichols and Shepard separator, hand fed, hand measured and with the old automatic swing stacker. Later we traded this for an old style Rumely and and a Russell separator; then later for an other old style Rumely 15 hp. and a new Case steel separator 32x54; later we had another old style Rumely 15 hp. and a 28x50 Case steel separator. A Birdsell clover huller and a 12 roll Safety Fodder Shredder. I have been through the mill. I expect to attend your reunion to be held some time in September at Mt. Pleasant, Iowa.