| March/April 1953

Waukesha, Wisconsin.

Mr. Paul Gains engine, the mate to the one I have, only it is an older number. His is 545 and the one I have is 934. The one at Ford's stock of engines has the same smoke stack as Mr. Gains but I do not have the number. Don't think there are too many of these Herschel  Spill mans in the U. S. I got my old baby out of storage the first time in seven years and it is in good condition. A few new flues and she will turn a merry-go-round in good shape.

Enclosing a photo of the writer and engine so if you wish to have more material for the next ALBUM you might show it.

I'm making a sideline business of listing old engines as I travel about our state. Also old separators of the hand feed type. It wont be too long before the old engines will be gone. The few that will be left are those that are shown at our reunions.