Sights from the New York Steam Association's annual Pageant of Steam in Canandaigua, N.Y.
Master modeler Hugh Herlihy, Fort White, Fla., was among exhibitors in the Canandaigua model building. Models are not for those with short attention spans, he says. “These are a lot more temperamental than the full-size engines,” he says. “It take a lot of patience, but I enjoy making things run.”
A Rumely 10-20 Model K owned by Dennis Rupert, Hillsdale, Mich. The apparent forerunner of a 12-20, the low-tension ignition tractor was built in 1917.
This Hercules box press, powered by two horses, is more than 80 years old. John Smith, Penn Yan, N.Y. owns the piece, which produces bales weighing 200 pounds. The press was manufactured by J.A. Spencer, Dwight, Ill.
This 1906 5 hp Otto has been in the Charles family for nearly 60 years.
A 1918 30-60 Model E Rumely OilPull owned by Ed Dina, Marlboro, N.Y. In production for 13 years, the 30-60 was regarded as the standard for reliability, power and efficiency. The largest model in the Rumely line, the 30-60 had 80-by-30-inch rear wheels. It was a solid match for massive early threshing machines.
A 9 hp Otto in its work clothes owned by Ron and Jonnie Jo Rolfe, Schoharie, N.Y. The engine is thought to date to 1905.
Among the smallest items displayed at the Canandaigua show: a collection of antique padlocks owned by Gayle and Betsy Phillips, Loganton, Pa.
Vintage snowmobiles (left to right): a 1962 5-1/2 hp Polaris L-55, chain-drive track with rear engine; 1964 9 hp Ski-Doo BR9 with 2-cycle rubber track; and a 1965 6-1/4 hp Arctic Cat 100 with steel cleat track, all owned by Ernie Bruinix, Williamson, N.Y.
The Lucey boiler provides live steam for all stationary steam engines and pumps in the Canandaigua steam building.
Tom Cannon loads potatoes in the cooker during the Canandaigua show in August 2006. The steamed spuds are then sold at five concession stands known for home cookin’.
This Eagle Model H 20-40 was part of a strong display of prairie tractors.