Vice-Pres. Rt. 2, Box 167A Republic, Missouri 65738.
With the 1992 season over, we hope all branches had a successful
and safe show this year. I would like to take the opportunity to
thank Don Monroe and all the members of Branch 12 for all the work
and planning they put into making the 1992 National Show a huge
success. It’s not too early to begin making plans for the 1993
National hosted by Branch 13.
We have a new director of the East Region, and I would like to
introduce him to you. He’s Ed Longhenry of Marine, Minnesota.
Ed and his wife live on a hobby farm about 35 miles northeast of
St. Paul, Minnesota. They enjoy traveling and often plan their
trips around engine shows. Ed retired from 3M Company after 35
years, working in photographic research and product development. He
is a member of the National Insulator Association and the National
Wood Carvers Association.
Ed has been interested in old iron for about 20 years. He got
his first engine as a gift from a friend he rode to work with. He
still has it in his collection plus several more. He recently
started building model steam and gas engines, which are a lot
easier to transport. Ed developed an interest at an early age in a
large variety of different styles of water pumps, and has now
started to collect them. Presently, he has about 150 different
styles, ranging from hydraulic rams to chain cistern pumps.
Ed is currently president of Branch 1 and editor of the club
We are happy to have Ed serve as a National officer, and we are
looking forward to working with him in the coming year.