In our October issue, we printed a list of newsletters, magazines and collector clubs that was taken from the program of the World Expo of Farm Equipment held in Iowa last summer. While we know such lists are difficult to keep up-to-date, we didn't realize that this particular list had a serious omission!
Missing from the list is the Fordson Tractor Club of 250 Robinson Road, Cave Junction, OR 97523. Phone number is 541-592-3203, and national director is Jack Heald. The Fordson Tractor Club was in fact the very first club formed for an individual make of tractor, way back in 1976.
We want our readers to know that the Fordson Tractor Club is 'alive and well,' and in business. It invites Fordson enthusiasts to join and receive 4 newsletters a year, crammed full of never-seen-before original Fordson literature from the largest Fordson literature collection in the world! In addition, collectors are invited to visit club headquarters in Oregon to see Fordson toys, literature, parts, photos, and thirty tractors of different makes, including many Fordsons. Our apologies to Jack Heald for this inadvertent oversight--he has been a valued contributor to this magazine for many years.
Also missing from the same list, we noticed, were two Rumely clubs. They are: Rumely Products Collectors, Inc., c/o Jerry Wolgamood, 15525 Lake Rd., White Pigeon, MI 49099, phone 616-483-9282, and Rumely Collectors Rumely Newsletter, c/o Cass Boyer, P.O. Box 12, Moline, IL 61265, phone 309-764-6753.
In other news, we are receiving many responses to our annual directory solicitations. The deadline is December 1, so if you are responsible for your club's listing, don't delay when you read this reminder! Also, check out our book ads in this issue, we've got some new additions!
And finally, we want to thank Helen French for again assembling useful information from the Stationary Engine List as shared on the internet.