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Kelley 5919 Catlin Rd. Mechanicsville, VA 23111

Iron-Men Album appeals to engine lovers of all ages. Brad
Kelley, age 51/2, of Mechanicsville,
Virginia, thoroughly enjoys his issues of the magazine. Although he
has not yet learned to read, he spends much of his spare time
looking at the pictures accompanying the articles and
advertisements, which his parents read to him.

Brad owes his interest in antique steam and gas engines to his
great uncle, Harry T. Fleming, of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, from
whom he received a large boxful of back issues of Iron-Men Album,
dating back to 1951. Brad’s father, Lyle, spent much of his
youth helping his Uncle Harry tinker with his collection of engines
and accessories, and tagging along to numerous antique engine shows
throughout the east. That enthusiasm, plus a few small gas- and
steam-powered engines, has been passed along to Brad, who readily
shares his excitement with his classmates during ‘Show &
Tell’ periods in Kindergarten.

Brad and his family have attended numerous antique engine shows
throughout Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland, and
Pennsylvania. This summer, Brad hopes to switch from
‘observer’ to ‘exhibitor’ when he and his family
attend engine shows.

  • Published on Mar 1, 1987
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