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Portable Blacksmith Shop Brings Old Trade to Shows

A hog-moving trailer and lumber from an old barn enable one man's blacksmith shop to demonstrate craft.

Montgomery Ward & Co. Catalogs Brought Marketplace to American Farmsteads

Early retailer focused on rural residents by mailing Montgomery Ward catalogs, which offered thousands of items.

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Songs of the
Iron Men

Enjoy the glory days of steam farming with Songs of the Iron Men – a 12 song audio CD of original music by editor Christian Williams based on poems originally submitted to Iron-Men Album in the 1950s. Listen to one of the songs on Christian’s blog, The Water Hopper.

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Badger Steam and Gas Engine Show


Since its founding in 1985, the Coolspring Power Museum in Coolspring, Pa., has been recognized as housing one of the world's finest collections of early and historically significant internal combustion engines. Designated a Mechanical Engineering Heritage Collection by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers in 2001, the museum's 20 buildings shelter a collection of more than 250 engines, 40 of which are profiled here on this DVD in a museum overview edited by former Gas Engine Magazine editor Christian Williams.

About Gas Engine Magazine: In print since 1966, this bimonthly magazine is a trusted source of information and advice for antique gas engine collectors in the United States and abroad, featuring restoration stories, company histories and technical advice from fellow collectors. For more information, visit us at

Gas Engine Magazine extends its sincere gratitude to the Coolspring Power Museum and its amazing band of volunteers for making this project possible. Special thanks go to the following Coolspring Power Museum experts for volunteering their time and knowledge in compiling this video: Paul Harvey, Founder; Preston Foster, Curator; Clark Colby, President; Mike Murphy, Board of Directors member; Wayne Grenning, vintage engine historian.



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