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1955/08/23: Sterling Morton to Clarence E. Godshalk


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August 23 1955
Letter from Sterling Morton to Clarence E. Godshalk. He has boxed up the rotary plow, the sickle bar, the sickle bar drive, and extra cleated wheels for the plow in one big box. The tractor itself will have to be crated for Southern Pacific to ship it.  He will keep the reel mower in California and get the Arboretum a new one. Operate it at lower speed, order rubber handles to reduce  vibration.  A sickle bar with 2 inch blades is available and is good for lawns and not high grass. He adds a half pint of #20 oil to every 5 gallon can. Morton will pay for these additions and pay the freight. He offers a solution to sickle bar guard attaching to the driving head - the nuts loosen often, but he installed a cotter pin.  Morton fell off a low wall while doing some trimming and got a crack in his right tibia. He can still walk and ride the tractors, but at a lower pace. He reminds himself that it is his 70th birthday. He remembers another big 70th party at Thornhill 30 years ago. [For Joy Morton's 70th birthday.]
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Godshalk, Clarence E. (received by)
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