| November/December 1968

Box 105, Belleville Pennsylvania 17004

The last several days I have been reading the Sept-Oct. number that just arrived and I feel I have somewhat to say. On Page 3, Mr. Stauffer writes about The Happy Farmer Tractor and I had some experience with this tractor in the Fall of '19 as I worked for a man that was selling these tractors and it was my job to demonstrate them.

They had a 2 cylinder embolic engine with head valves similar in construction to the Waterloo Boy and Hart-Parr tractors that were made at that time. The Giles engine was also used in the first few models of the Bull tractor.

I spent part of one day in the factory of the Minneapolis Steel and Machinery Co. at the time they were making the Bull tractors. Saw them making a larger model of the Bull-said it was going to Canada for tests. It was made to pull three plows.

ON SUNDAY MORNING, DURING WORSHIP SERVICES, NOT ONE ENGINE WAS POPPING IN RESPECT OF THE LORD'S DAY.---A mighty fine time, without crowds milling, to take a picture of one of the typical engine displays at Tri-State Gas Engine & Tractor Reunion, 1968.

JUST ONE OF THE NUMEROUS GAS ENGINE EXHIBITS AT TRI-STATE REUNION, PORTLAND, IND. Kenneth Ary of Richmond, Ind. exhibits Yellow Jacket Pump Jack runby 1906 1? horsepower Olds engine and Delco Light Plant powering four 50-watt light bulbs, furnishing both water and electricity just like out on Uncle John's farm years ago.


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