Paul E. Carlson of Busti, New York, died March 4, 1984, one day before his 72nd birthday.
One of his first purchases was a 1937 Allis-Chalmers Model U, with which he did his own farming and extensive custom work. This was his only tractor until 1959 and his main tractor until 1962.
He purchased his brother's Allis-Chalmers All Crop Harvester, the first combine in the area and one of three Model 60's and 6's that he successively owned. In the 1950's he developed the standing cut method of harvesting birds foot trefoil seed.
In the mid 1970's he began collecting small gas engines and joined the Chautauqua County Antique Equipment Association. He owned half a dozen engines and had demonstrated log hewing at shows.
Submitted by Norman Carlson, R.D. #4, Box 463, Jamestown, N.Y. 14701.
A. J. 'Jack' Smith of Little Falls, Minnesota, passed away April 16, 1984, of cancer.
He was a John Deere dealer for many years and collected tractors and engines. He also farmed for many years. In July of 1977 he sold his collection of antiques at auction.
Jack also had a machine shop at home and was a conscientious machinist. He knew more about 'old iron' than most of us will ever know.
Submitted by Mrs. Henry Simons, 665 North Third Street, Carrington, North Dakota 58421.