Rough and Tumble Engineers Museum Built on Lobbyists' Legacy
The Rough and Tumble Engineers Historical Association's museum in Kinzers, Penn. features seven buildings housing a huge collection
Flywheels spin nonstop during the summer show at the Rough and Tumble museum, where more than 50 large gas engines are displayed in two buildings. Many of the engines are in operation during shows.
This display was surrounded by a sea of green: John Deere was the featured exhibit at the August show.
"The Fertility Fly: Cropdusting, charters, air shows, sightseeing: experimental' - powered by a McCormick Deering 1 1/2 hp engine. Piloted by Bob Neuhauser, Fertility, Penn.
This 1895 Frick 8-10, owned by Dave Adams and Will Adams, was the oldest steamer at the Rough and Tumble show this summer. Restoration of the 50 hp engine was completed just before the show, where it saw plenty of action. "Just because I painted it doesn't mean we won't play with it," Dave said.
A John Deere potato cutter from the 1930s; owned by Robert Shirk.
An air-cooled Associated engine model, built by George Luhrs.
A line-drive Advance Rumely, serial number 506; made in 1921.