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32nd Annual Menges Mills Historic Horse, Steam & Gas Show

Gas engines at the show

Make a trip to Spring Grove, Pennsylvania, July 13-15, 2018, for the 32nd Annual Menges Mills Historic Horse, Steam & Gas Show. This year's feature is International Harvester. Admission is free, and parking is $3. No alcoholic beverages are allowed.

Attractions include:

• Gas engines
• Antique cars (must be at least 25 years old)
• Farm and garden tractors
• Farm machinery and horses (when available)
• Blacksmithing, wood splitting and sawmilling
• Pedal tractor pull
• Flea market, antique dealers and crafts
• Stock garden tractor fun pull (Sunday only)
• Kids' games, candy scramble
• Parade of equipment
• Country cooking
• Country music

For more information, call (610) 683-3607 or visit mengesmillssteam.com. For flea market information, call (717) 259-7309.

19th Annual Farm History Day

Attendees sawing a log

Washing clothes in galvanized tubs full of suds and washboards, grinding corn into meal, and twisting twine into rope are just a few of the things that kids will learn how to do during Farm History Day at the Michigan Flywheelers Museum.

The event will take place Friday, May 11, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Open to schools, home-schoolers and the public, Farm History Day will feature over 30 exhibits and demonstrations – many of them hands-on.

“This is one of our favorite events for our members,” said Patrick Ingalls, museum president. “They get to interact with the kids and it's great to see all the excitement and smiles.”

Over 1,500 students attended last year, and this year, members have added more activities to cut down on some of the long lines.

“Some of the hands-on exhibits like candle dipping take a bit longer than other activities so there is usually a long line,” Ingalls explained. “So, we've added more help at those exhibits and then added more supplies like extra wooden stilts at the old fashion children games exhibit so that more kids get a chance to participate.”

Children sawing a log

Besides the hands-on activities, students can stroll through Olde Town filled with places like Old Tyme Jail, Farm Machinery Repair Shop, a migrant farm camp, Peaceful Knoll Church and a log cabin. The shingle mill, blacksmith shop and sawmill will be open and running as well.

“We began holding Farm History Day as part of our educational goal for the museum," Ingalls explains. "There is no charge to attend because we wanted to give something back to the community for all the support it has given us.”

If you are interested in attending Farm History Day with a large group, the museum asks that you call 269-637-5077 or email michiganflywheelers@yahoo.com.

The Michigan Flywheelers Museum is located at 06285 68th St., South Haven, Michigan. It is open on Wednesdays and weekends from Memorial Day through the end of August as well as for special events. Tours are given by appointment. For more information, 269-639-2010, michiganflywheelers@yahoo.comwww.michiganflywheelers.org or Facebook.

Children playing on a straw bale

Smithsonian and Gathering of the Green Celebrate 100 Years of John Deere Tractors

Waterloo Boy tractor

A Waterloo Boy will be on display at the Smithsonian Museum and also at the March 21-24, 2018, Gathering of the Green conference in Davenport, Iowa. The Gathering’s got more – see the John Deere All-Wheel Drive tractor, the 4th “D” an experimental “A,” a working windmill, a restored Model 55 combine, a machine shed full of antiques, an early farm house, lawn and garden tractors, snowmobiles and much more.

John Deere plowing a field

This multidimensional conference also offers admirers of John Deere antique two-cylinder and New Generation tractors and implements an opportunity to attend 60-plus restoration-related technical and historical workshops, shop the huge vendor hall with 70-plus vendors focusing on everything John Deere, enjoy outstanding evening speakers, attend a fun auction and partake in the ending banquet.

3-wheel John Deere tractor

Gathering of the Green – March 21-24, 2018

RiverCenter, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport, IA
Come for the entire conference – register online at www.gatheringofthegreen.com
OR
Come for one or two days (best March 22, 23 or 24)
March 22 & 23: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; March 24: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
$10 per day. Register and pay at the door.

For complete conference information go to www.gatheringofthegreen.com
Questions: call/text 563-845-3298 or e-mail info@gatheringofthegreen.com
Directions & Parking: go to www.riverctr.com – scroll down to About Us, click on Directions & Parking
Take a minute to watch this YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AHtSLv4WfM&feature=em-subs_digest

Antique Truck Club of America

Antique truck

Since its founding in 1971, ATCA has been bringing people together who own or have an interest in antique commercial vehicles, and who wish to promote the preservation, restoration, operator and history of antique commercial vehicles. Join today! Membership is only $36 and includes a one-year subscription to Double Clutch Magazine.

Antique Truck Club of America
85 South Walnut St.
Boyertown, PA 19512
(610) 367-2567
www.antiquetruckclubofamerica.org

Adrian's Magneto Service

Webster magneto

If you have a magneto that needs to be repaired or rebuilt, check out Adrian's Magneto Service. Adrian's Magneto Service delivers top-notch work and excellent customer service, and can be sent magnetos for repair to addresses in both the U.S. and Canada.

Adrian's Magneto Service
P.O. Box 209
Lancaster, MN 56735

Box 21232
Steinbach, Manitoba R5G1S5
Canada

(204) 326-6497
magnetorepair1@gmail.com

Roy's Red Iron

Roy's Red Iron is a great source for parts for your International Harvester Farmall tractors. They offer reproduction and new-old-stock replacement parts, as well as good used original parts. Roy's Red Iron has hundreds of items in stock that aren't listed on the website.

If they don't have the answer to your question or the part you need, they'll help you find it with over 25 years of technical experience with IH products.

Roy's Red Iron
6929 Martha Avenue
East Ridge, TN 37412

(423) 290-5036
Email: roysrediron01@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/roysrediron
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/roysrediron

Lightning Magneto Selling John Deere Engine Parts

John Deere magneto

Photos courtesy Mitch Malcolm.

Mitch Malcolm, proprietor of Lightning Magneto, is retiring from the magneto repair service after 22 years. As a result, he is selling parts for John Deere Model E engines. Visit the Lightning Magneto website or write for reproduction parts for your John Deere Model E engine and for a free catalog.

Mitch Malcolm
45685 County Highway 54
Ottertail, MN 56571

Phone: (218) 367-2819
Fax: (218) 367-3463
mitchmalcolm@hotmail.com

Batch of new magnetos