THE TWENTY-SEVENTH ANNUAL CENTRAL STATES THRESHERMEN'S REUNION
Held August 28, 29, 30 and 31 and September 1, 1975 At Pontiac, Illinois
Here is ''Herb'' Beckemeyer's engine as it looked after elaborate decoration on one dark night at the Pontiac, Illinois Show in .1975. It didn't detract from the regal look of a Baker Engine well restored.
This man in his kid gloves and derby hat, with his 1934 immaculate Jumbo Steamer, is Joe Graziana from the American Threshermen Group, displaying his engine at the Pontiac Show in 1975. The look of innocence on his face proves he could not be guilty of th
Clarence Koopman operated this 18 HP, 1908, Undermount Avery in the parade at Pontiac, Illinois in 1975. This fine engine is owned by Arlen Koopman. Engineer Clarence and Arlen both live at Flanagan, Illinois.
Pontiac President ''Herb'' Beckemeyer with his fine Baker belted to the sawmill at Pontiac, Illinois 1975.
Pictured left to right the officer group of the ''American Thresher-men, Inc.'' are George Bahre, Wib Stienkamp, William Douglas, Edward Jansen (President), Rudy Lilliankamp and Joe Graziana. The beautiful Low-Boy Semi-Truck and trailer shown is the prope
Carter Dalton of Ambia, Indiana sits proudly on his 1/3 scale Nichols & Shepard Model. Standing is one of his grandson, a budding engineer. Carter is plus 80 years young and the spryest man at the show. He refers to his fine family as ''The Dalton Gang.''
Ray Dye of Deedsville, Indiana was the sawyer at the Pontiac Show in 1975. This is not new to Ray who has had his own sawmill for many years. Ray gave a good professional account of himself at this show.
Ollie and Mrs. Kneppcr go to more shows than anyone else I know. They ably represent Iron-Men Album, Gas Engine Magazine and offer a wide variety of instruction manuals, books, fobs, caps etc. All are related to the interests of the growing group of gas a
The young folks are the hope of the future to perpetuate the Steam and Gas Engine Shows. Left to right are: Tom Gill, 12461 South Tripp Street, Alsip, Illinois 60658 and Tom McNabb, 507 South Walnut Street, Bondville, Illinois 61815. They are showing thei