Gettin' Up Speed

Irene

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Things were getting so we could see daylight again but it wasn't for long. Rev. Ritzman thought we should try to boost this little magazine some so suggested that we increase the news by four pages, that really will be Anna Mae's department but I will help her along a little. If you have any information buzzing around in your head but haven't put it on paper, please do so and mail it to us. It will help keep the magazine up to 40 pages.

Before I forget, it does pay to look in boxes once in a while and in doing so, in the garage we found many copies of the May-June 1966 issue of GEM and I have told many people over the past two years were we out. If you still desire one they are 50 cents each. Hard to tell what we might find if we keep searching. Perhaps an old gas engine?

The past week was a busy one for me, Rev. Ritzman was recuperating in the hospital from illness, but he would still want to know how the business was going and each day he fired the questions to me. Then to top it off we had a big Addressing machine arrive before it was due. We managed to get men to bring it into the office, and I thought, without him knowing it, but the next day he asked me for the instruction book for the new machine. The Gremlins are all around, I guess. Rev. Ritzman is home now and doing fine. The big machine hasn't been demonstrated yet so I may have more gray hairs than black when it is. I'm not from the computer age.

Several people have written for some information on gas engines they have acquired. Mr. Al Troyer, 1294 W. Chicago Rd., Sturgis, Michigan 49091, has a two cylinder 'Edwards' gas engine and he would like to know year built, hp. or how to crank it, he can't find any place to put a crank on it. (By the way Al, my husband told me some of those old gas engines you don't crank, if I remember correctly, he said, don't quote me, you put two fingers in the flywheel or at least he and his brothers did.) The Serial number is 20603. Then, Mr. Bert Lehman, 2050 S. Humboldt, Denver, Colorado 80210, writes he recently acquired a Gilson 1 hp. Air-cooled with name plate that reads 'Goes Like Sixty.' There are a few parts missing -- the governor, ignition and carburetor. The crankshaft is broken so he is in trouble. If he could find a crankshaft from another engine he could rework it as he has a machine shop. He would like to borrow or buy pictures to show him the parts and he would be all set. Hope someone helps those two men out, I'm doing my part.

We have just a few of the Aermotor Gasoline Engine books left, unless some turn up in the garage, so if you have been wanting one, first come first served. They are $1.00.

Don't forget to check our new book list in the center of the magazine.

Christmas is just around the corner and you might find just what you are looking for.

I wish to thank you all good people who took subscriptions and sold books for us this past summer I know it takes a lot of time and patience but we do appreciate it.

Until next time, from our house to yours, Season's Greetings and Best Wishes to you all.